Blinken calls Iran’s latest response to nuclear deal proposal a ‘step backward’

CNN with the update on comments from US Secretary of State Blinken.

  • “What we’ve seen over the last week or so in Iran’s response to the proposal put forward by the European Union is clearly a step backward and makes prospects for an agreement in the near-term, I would say, unlikely,”
  • Blinken said Monday he could not offer a time frame for when he thinks it will be possible to reenter an Iran nuclear deal, saying Iran is either “unwilling or unable to do what is necessary to reach an agreement.”
  • “They continue to try to introduce extraneous issues to the negotiation that make an agreement less likely”
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