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Iran FM talks nuclear deal as hard-liners defend bomb deterrence 

Iran’s top diplomat spoke with the EU foreign policy chief on the revival of the 2015 nuclear deal, but the meeting was strained against the backdrop of deadly unrest at home and hard-liners' push for nuclear weapons.
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell, and French President Emmanuel Macron arrive with other dignitaries at the start of the "Baghdad Conference for Cooperation and Partnership" in Sweimeh by the Dead Sea shore in central-west Jordan on Dec. 20, 2022.

TEHRAN — Iran's Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian sat down with the European Union’s top diplomat Josep Borrell in Jordan Tuesday to discuss the future of stalled talks over the revival of the Iran nuclear deal, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). 

The government-affiliated IRNA news agency reported on Tuesday that “the more than two-hour meeting” was held on the sidelines of the second Baghdad Conference for Cooperation and Partnership. Regional and international leaders have convened in the Jordanian coastal town of Sweimeh to discuss Iraq.

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