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Iranian deputy foreign minister says Vienna talks must await Iran’s new administration

ByAmeerah O'Connor

Jul 17, 2021
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CAIRO, July 17 (Reuters) – Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister said on Saturday that the nuclear deal negotiations in Vienna must await Iran’s new administration of President-elect Ebrahim Raisi to begin.

“We’re in a transition period as a democratic transfer of power is underway in our capital. Vienna talks must thus obviously await our new administration”.

A diplomatic source had said on Wednesday that Iran is not prepared to resume negotiations on coming back into compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal until Raisi’s administration has begun.

Abbas Araqchi, also said on Twitter, that the United States and Britain need to stop linking the exchange of prisoners with the nuclear deal.

“TEN PRISONERS on all sides may be released TOMORROW if US&UK fulfill their part of deal,” he added. (Reporting by Nayera Abdallah)

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