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Iran denies reports of interim deal

Tehran has denied reports of an interim deal in Vienna, but there are signs that Iranian officials are preparing their public for a possible agreement.
Iran's foreign ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh speaks to media during a press conference in Tehran on Nov. 15, 2021.

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman has denied media reports about a possible interim nuclear deal. Speaking to reporters Jan. 10, Saeed Khatibzadeh said, “We want a durable and reliable agreement and any agreement that does not have these two criteria is not on the agenda for us.”

Khatibzadeh continued, “We all have to be certain that America’s return [to the original deal] is verified and guaranteed and the cycle of sanctions have to be removed — none of these can happen with an interim agreement.” 

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