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Iran floats adherence to NPT, dialogue on Ukraine as JCPOA fades

Iranian officials say a nuclear deal is still possible, but US says it’s up to Tehran.
A man reads the Iranian newspaper Etemad, with the front page title reading in Farsi "The night of the end of the JCPOA ", and cover photos of Iran's Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and his deputy and chief nuclear negotiator Ali Bagheri Kani, in the capital Tehran on Aug. 16, 2022.

The Biden administration says that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) has not been on the table “for months,” but Iranian officials are saying that a nuclear deal is still possible. 

Both could be true — with lots of caveats — and the sides could be moving deliberately or not toward what many are calling a "less for less" deal in the absence of the JCPOA.

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