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Iran's Rouhani says problems with US ‘resolved’ in Vienna talks

President Hassan Rouhani said most issues with the United States have been resolved, but he hinted a deal may not happen until after his term ends.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks at the Austrian Chamber of Commerce on July 4, 2018, in Vienna, Austria.

Less than two weeks away from the upcoming presidential election, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the problems with the United States regarding the nuclear negotiations being held in Vienna have mostly been resolved.

Negotiators from Iran, the United States and other members of the UN Security Council are trying to get the United States back into the nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which former President Donald Trump exited in 2018. They must also negotiate Iran’s full compliance of the original JCPOA text, which Iran took steps away from once sanctions were reapplied. Rouhani said today, “Our primary issues with [the United States] in Vienna have been resolved, and there are a few remaining issues and we will negotiate until those matters reach a conclusion.”

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