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Iran’s Foreign Minister Tells CNN Choreographed Actions Can Bridge Nuclear Deal Impasse

WASHINGTON—Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif suggested during an interview with CNN a way on Monday to overcome the impasse over who goes first in returning to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, saying a top EU official could “synchronize” or “choreograph” the moves. “There can be a mechanism to basically either synchronize it or coordinate what can be done,” Zarif told CNN when asked how to bridge the gap. Each government wants the other to resume compliance first with the agreement, which former U.S. President Donald Trump abandoned in 2018 but which President Joe Biden as said he will rejoin if Iran resumed “strict” compliance. Under the accord, Iran agreed to limit its nuclear program to make it harder for it to develop nuclear weapons in return for relief from U.S. and other economic sanctions. Zarif noted the pact created a Joint Commission coordinated by the European Union foreign policy …

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