US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Wednesday that there is little time left to rearrange the nuclear agreement, urging Iran to rush JCPOA negotiations that ended earlier in June with no additional date assigned.
“I’m not going to put a date on it but we are getting closer to the point at which a strict return to compliance with the JCPOA does not reproduce the benefits that that agreement achieved,” Blinken said at a presser after negotiations with his German counterpart Heiko Maas.
Maas also noted that a delay of two or three months suggested by Iran “is a time frame that is much too long for us.”
Earlier, Iran noted that “talks will not succeed if they continue under duress.”
“The other party understands that it takes two to three months for the new administration to establish and do planning for any sort of decision,” stated the new Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian, referring to the gap following US President Joe Biden’s inauguration and the beginning of the Vienna talks.