The 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."
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Abbas Araqchi, also said on Twitter, that the United States and Britain need to stop linking the exchange of prisoners with the nuclear deal.
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"Ten prisoners on all sides may be released tomorrow if US&UK fulfill their part of the deal," he added.