| 2 March 2024, Saturday |

US now preparing for a world with and without Iran nuclear deal

US State Department spokesperson Ned Price said that the United States is now preparing equally for both a scenario where there is a mutual return to compliance with Iran on a nuclear deal, adding ““Because a mutual return to compliance with the JCPOA is very much an uncertain proposition, we are now preparing equally for either scenario.”
Meanwhile, the US Senate voted 86-12 — with strong bipartisan support — for a “motion to instruct” sponsored by Republican Senator Ted Cruz seeking a report on terrorism-related sanctions on Iran and saying such sanctions are necessary to limit cooperation between China and Iran.
If it became law, the provision could complicate delicate negotiations on the international Iran nuclear deal, although western officials have largely lost hope that the pact can be resurrected, four years after former Republican President Donald Trump abandoned it in 2018.

  • Anadolu Agency