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Iran and the U.S. Both Losing Patience, but Neither Wants to Blow Up Nuclear Talks

Mutual motivation rather than external pressures could lead to a breakthrough in the nuclear talks, as both Washington and Tehran appear to need a deal

A photo of Dr. Zvi Bar'el.
Zvi Bar'el
A photo of Dr. Zvi Bar'el.
Zvi Bar'el

“I advise the U.S. Secretary of State [Anthony Blinken] to spare no effort to make [the U.S.] Plan A work, because a Plan B is not attractive to anyone…. [Blinken] knows better than anyone that every country has its own Plan B, and ours may not appeal to them,” Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh warned at a press conference on Monday at the start of another round of nuclear talks in Vienna.

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