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US calls Iran’s latest nuclear deal offer 'not constructive'

Iran insisted it put forward “a constructive approach aimed at finalizing the negotiations.” 
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Long-running efforts to revive the landmark Iranian nuclear deal suffered an apparent setback after the United States said late Thursday that Iran’s latest proposal to revive the 2015 pact was “not constructive.” 

“We can confirm that we have received Iran’s response through the EU,” State Department deputy spokesperson Vedant Patel said in a statement. “We are studying it and will respond through the EU, but unfortunately it is not constructive.”

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