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US, EU diplomats meet to salvage Iranian nuclear pact

Secretary of State Antony Blinken met virtually with his European counterparts as the United States seeks to revive diplomacy with Iran.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks to staff at the US State Department during the first visit of US President Joe Biden(L) in Washington, DC, February 4, 2021. - US Secretary of State Antony Blinken voiced concern over jailed opposition figure Alexei Navalny and imprisoned Americans in a telephone call Thursday with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)

Secretary of State Antony Blinken is meeting with European allies Thursday to discuss ways to revive the Iranian nuclear agreement abandoned by the United States in 2018. 

The foreign ministers of the E3 — Germany, the United Kingdom and France — met in Paris on Thursday, with Blinken participating virtually. Their meeting comes as Iran prepares to limit snap inspections by the UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) if sanctions aren’t lifted by next week.  

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