The Iranian president announced last week that the United States was ready to lift sanctions from the country, but news came to the contrary later, and European diplomats also confirmed that difficult negotiations would continue.
Multi-round negotiations are still ongoing: The United States wants the Middle East country to abide by the 2015 nuclear deal. A return to the deal is being discussed.
US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said on Sunday that Iran knows exactly what it should do and how it should do it to return to the nuclear deal, but it remains unclear how committed it is to the cause.
He said in the negotiations so far he had made clear what was expected of both sides, and Blinken assessed that progress had been made. The fifth round of negotiations will begin in the coming days.
The nuclear deal was put under the roof of 2015 by the Obama administration, of which Joe Biden was vice president. In 2018, Donald Trump withdrew from the agreement, but with Joe Biden coming to power, the US leadership revived negotiations.
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