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Iran, nuclear deal partners to meet as accord under threat

Iran, nuclear deal partners to meet as accord under threat

VIENNA (AP) — Senior officials from Iran and the remaining signatories to its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers are set to gather in Vienna as tensions in the Persian Gulf simmer and Tehran is poised to surpass a uranium stockpile threshold, posing a threat to the accord.

The regular quarterly meeting Friday of the accord's so-called joint commission, which brings together senior officials from Iran, France, Germany, Britain, Russia, China and the European Union, is meant to discuss implementation of the deal.

Iran is insisting that it wants to save the deal and has urged Europeans to start buying Iranian oil or give Iran a credit line. The United States withdrew from the accord last year and has imposed new sanctions on Iran to cripple its economy.


Updated : 2021-02-25 16:23 GMT+08:00