18:55 GMT24 June 2021
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has argued that it was up to the United States to take a step toward compliance with the nuclear deal.

    US President Joe Biden said on Friday that he believed Iran was serious about returning to its nuclear commitments. "But how serious, and what they are prepared to do is a different story," he added.

    "POTUS has to decide whether US continues lawlessness or adheres to law. Onus is on US, not Iran," Zarif tweeted on Saturday.

    Talks are underway in Vienna between Iran and the remaining signatories to the 2014 pact on how to bring the US back after then-President Donald Trump walked out of the deal in 2018.

    In this Handout photo made available by the EU delegation in Vienna shows  Diplomats of the EU, China, Russia and Iran at the start of talks at the Grand Hotel in Vienna on April 6, 2021. - The US will participate in discussions in Vienna to try to save the international agreement on Iranian nuclear power. However, they will not be at the same table as Tehran and it is the Europeans who will serve as intermediaries between the two parties, in the hope of achieving concrete results after two months of impasse.
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    In this Handout photo made available by the EU delegation in Vienna shows Diplomats of the EU, China, Russia and Iran at the start of talks at the Grand Hotel in Vienna on April 6, 2021. - The US will participate in discussions in Vienna to try to save the international agreement on Iranian nuclear power. However, they will not be at the same table as Tehran and it is the Europeans who will serve as intermediaries between the two parties, in the hope of achieving concrete results after two months of impasse.

    Iran demands that the US lift sanctions imposed on it in the past three years, while the US wants Iran to stop enriching uranium beyond the agreed limits.

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