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Anything less than U.S. sanctions removed all at once in a verifiable manner Iran also wants strict guarantees at the U.S. would not abandon the agreement again The direct negotiations will take place among Iran France the UK Germany Russia and China with some shuttle diplomacy to connect with the American delegation Iran says it won't meet directly with the U.S. because it pulled out of the deal and the foreign ministry under Iran's new government says the U.S. has to make up for that withdrawal Foreign ministry spokesman said Kathy zade said any American efforts to quote sell a fake narrative wouldn't help them in Vienna Valley and gorky core for agile Mister Trump is gone but it looks like the factory of producing falsehoods and fake news of the United States has not been shut down If they are forgetful they must know that the world has not forgotten that it was the U.S. that left the nuclear deal and it's the current newest administration which is pursuing Trump's maximum failure policy Maximum failure is Tehran's derisive relabeling of the Trump administration's maximum pressure policy toward Iran U.S. officials say it's up to Iran to demonstrate that it does want to revive the deal with the alternative being ongoing sanctions and pressure Analysts following the talks say Iran still has strong motivation to see the nuclear deal revived primarily for the economic benefit sanctions relief would provide Sanam Vakeel at the London based think tank chatham House says what Tehran really needs is a nuclear deal that's sustainable In practice that means that they can not afford the economic yo yoing of their economy should another U.S. president decide to withdraw from the deal in a few years So they're looking for assurances some kind of process that would protect the deal and thereby protect their economy from future vulnerability U.S. officials have repeatedly said they don't see how they could bind the hands of a future president Recently Washington floated the idea of an interim agreement something less than a full restoration of the 2015 deal known as the JCPOA Macchio says that strikes her as kind of a band aid to at least ensure that Iran doesn't gain the capacity to acquire a nuclear weapon But I don't think it's a really viable band aid over a longer term period because it would a force international states to acknowledge that the JCPOA is formally dead And B would require everyone to invest in new negotiations And it seems hard to imagine that everyone has the energy to do that right now For now the parties did the deal still prefer diplomacy over resorting to economic pressure or the threat of military conflict which critics of long argued is the only way to deal with Iran Peter kenyon in Pyrenees Istanbul This is WNYC It's all things considered on 93.9 FM and AMA 20 Good evening on my own Levinson Coming up on Wednesday the Supreme Court will arguments in a case that centers on abortion rights in Mississippi NPR's David full conflict discusses the case with NYU.

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