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Iran FM says IRGC sanctions 'red line' for Vienna talks

Iran’s foreign minister has issued a clarification stating that sanctions on the IRGC must be removed before Tehran agrees to a new Iran deal in Vienna talks.
Members of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.

Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian has issued a clarification after suggesting in an interview with Iranian television that Tehran could enter into a renewed nuclear deal without the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) being delisted as a terrorist organization by Washington.

In an interview on Saturday, Amir-Abdollahian said that one of the remaining issues in the nuclear talks in Vienna is the unilateral sanctions on individuals and entities that have been placed on Iran by the United States, specifically under the presidency of Donald Trump after he exited the nuclear deal, or Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), in 2018. Iran and Western European countries are seeking to reduce Iran’s nuclear program to the JCPOA levels while removing Trump-era sanctions.

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