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White House says return to Iran deal unlikely ‘in the near future’

US National Security Council coordinator for strategic communications John Kirby answers questions during the daily briefing at the White House, August 1, 2022, in Washington, DC. (Win McNamee/Getty Images via AFP)
US National Security Council coordinator for strategic communications John Kirby answers questions during the daily briefing at the White House, August 1, 2022, in Washington, DC. (Win McNamee/Getty Images via AFP)

WASHINGTON — The United States rules out any imminent revival of the Iranian nuclear deal, issuing a downbeat assessment of long-stalled talks over the 2015 accord.

“It’s not that we don’t want to see the JCPOA reimplemented, we of course do. We’re just not in a position where… that’s a likely outcome anytime in the near future,” White House spokesman John Kirby says, using the official acronym for the agreement.

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