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Diplomats believe informal US-Iran talks possible in coming weeks — NY Times

Diplomats in the US and Europe tell the New York Times they believe Washington and Tehran could find their way to holding informal talks on the moribund nuclear deal within weeks.

They say the sides may agree on taking simultaneous steps to return to the deal that both have abandoned.

US President Joe Biden supports a return to diplomacy with Iran but insists that Tehran first return to full compliance with the 2015 deal by reversing nuclear steps it took to protest sanctions imposed by former president Donald Trump.

The Biden administration said on February 18 that it was willing to meet Iran under the auspices of the European Union but Tehran said the timing was not right, calling first for the removal of sanctions.

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