Tehran rejects as "unconstructive" a statement by France, Britain and Germany that says its demands were jeopardising talks to revive 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.
Analysts predict Iran could boost its oil exports by 1 million to 1.5 million barrels per day, or up to 1.5 percent of global supply, in six months, following international efforts to revive the 2015 nuclear deal.
Time needed for Tehran to produce a nuclear weapon is down from about a year, Washington says.
Iranian Foreign Ministry said US President Joe Biden’s team must do away with all elements and components of the Trump administration’s policy to reach a deal in Vienna.
Return to 2015 nuclear deal remains uncertain and is not imminent, Washington says, despite optimism in recent weeks that indirect talks between Iran and US could soon produce an agreement.
US says it Is closer to wrapping up a deal with Iran to salvage Tehran's 2015 nuclear accord with world powers despite some unresolved issues that "can be bridged."
Complications have surfaced after Russia demanded guarantees that Western sanctions imposed on its economy would not affect its trade with Iran, analysts say.
The UN nuclear watchdog's Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi will meet with senior Iranian officials in Tehran to discuss the stockpile that the group says can easily be used for atomic weapons.
Iran Foreign Ministry spokesperson has said that an agreement to revive the 2015 nuclear deal can be reached very soon if the US and European parties show determination.
The missile is propelled by solid fuel and the preparation time needed for its launch has been cut to one sixth of what is normally required.
The talks on Iran nuclear accord paused on January 28 as top negotiators returned to their respective capitals for consultations.
In a first, Tehran says it is open to holding direct parleys with US to salvage the 2015 nuclear deal, with Washington reiterating its preparedness "to meet directly" with Iranians.
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