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US says ‘intermediate step’ of Brussels meeting not necessary for Iran talks



The United States does not think talks in Brussels are necessary, spokesman Ned Price said.


State Department spokesman Ned Price said on Monday that the United States does not consider talks in Brussels necessary before resuming indirect talks with Iran on the return to the 2015 nuclear deal in Vienna.

A senior EU official said last week that Iran was unwilling to return to real talks with world powers to revive its 2015 nuclear program and related US sanctions, but in Brussels texts when talks end in June. could discuss with the European Union.

After initially suggesting optimism for preliminary talks in the Belgian capital taking place soon, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell on Monday downplayed the possibility and dismissed Iranian reports of discussions planned for Thursday this week. Gave.

“To be clear, we don’t think this is necessary,” Price told reporters at a news briefing when asked about the possibility of a meeting in Brussels.

“The destination we are looking for is in Vienna, not an intermediate step in Brussels,” he said, adding that allies of the United States and the partners involved in the Iran deal agreed that an indirect Negotiations “must resume as soon as possible.”

Earlier on Monday, Iranian radical President Ibrahim Raisi said that Iran supports talks with the six major powers that are results-oriented.

“We are serious about a result-oriented dialogue… if the Americans are serious, they should lift the unjust sanctions on Iran,” Raisi told state TV.

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