Iran rules out talks with US over new nuclear deal

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Added On August 21, 2019

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif made the statement Monday during a summit in Helsinki after being asked about the chances of Finland becoming a mediator between the U.S. and Iran. 
 
He stressed that Washington should first focus on how the U.S. returns to its obligations under the 2015 nuclear deal.
 
As for mediation attempts between Washington and Tehran, Zarif said that "a mediation should have some ground" and warned that the window for dialogue may be closing.
 
U.S. President Donald Trump pulled Washington out of the 2015 international Iranian nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, in May 2018 and promptly re-imposed U.S. sanctions, which had been removed under the accord.
   
Washington urges a new nuclear agreement with Tehran, which the latter rejects.