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Iran Wants Resolution on ‘Four Topics’ in Nuclear Talks

A handout file photo, released by Iran's Atomic Energy Organization on Nov. 4, 2019, shows the atomic enrichment facilities Natanz nuclear research center, some 300 kilometers south of capital Tehran.
A handout file photo, released by Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization on Nov. 4, 2019, shows the atomic enrichment facilities Natanz nuclear research center, some 300 kilometers south of capital Tehran.

Iran said on Tuesday that, in its protracted talks with major powers to restore its tattered 2015 nuclear deal, it is insisting on resolving “four topics.”

The four points, addressed by the government spokesman, relate to U.S. assurances a new deal will hold, relief from punishing sanctions and to the U.N. monitoring of Iranian sites.

“As Iran’s president (Ebrahim Raisi) has said, we have pursued and will pursue four topics in the negotiations,” the spokesman, Ali Bahadori-Jahromi, told a press briefing.

On the first point, he said that “the guarantees must be reassuring,” referring mainly to Tehran’s demand that future U.S. administrations won’t scrap the deal again, as former President Donald Trump did in 2018.

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