US Iran policy will focus on “unilateral and multilateral measures to hold Iran to account over cooperation with Moscow and crackdown on protesters”

Blinken says Iran deal no longer a priority, warns Tehran of ‘consequences’
January 18, 2023

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken doubled down Tuesday on the assertion that the United States no longer considers reaching an agreement with Iran over its nuclear program a priority, and warned Tehran of “consequences” for its actions at home and in Russia. At a press conference in Washington alongside UK Foreign Secretary James Cleverly, Blinken said Iran had long rejected the possibility of reviving the original agreement from 2015, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. “The Iranians killed the opportunity to come back to that agreement swiftly many months ago,” he said. “There was an opportunity on the table that they rejected, an opportunity that was approved by all who were involved.” READ MORE

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