US agrees to meet just days before deadline
WASHINGTON – The Biden administration said Thursday it would agree to meet with Iran and other world powers involved in negotiating the 2015 nuclear deal, the first public step toward renewed diplomacy with Tehran.
Ned Price, a spokesman for the State Department, said the United States “would accept an invitation” from a top European Union diplomat to attend a meeting of the nuclear deal’s original signatories “to discuss a diplomatic way forward on Iran’s nuclear program.”
No meeting has been set yet, but EU officials have indicated he would be willing to invite the parties to engage in talks. The nuclear deal, known as the JCPOA, was negotiated by the U.S. with Iran, China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom.
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