Iran says ‘significant progress’ made in Vienna nuclear talks
24 February 2022 | 10:35 am
Iran is demanding world powers to lift all sanctions against it to revive the 2015 nuclear deal. According to the Iranian foreign minister, ongoing talks in Vienna are now making significant progress. The 2015 agreement offered Tehran sanctions relief in exchange for the country curbing its nuclear programme. But under president Donald Trump, the United States in 2018 pulled out of the deal and re-imposed harsh economic sanctions.
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