US State Dept: Iran Deal Remains ‘Far From Certain’

Spokesman calls for Iran to prove it is serious

The US shifted away from the Iran talks a few weeks ago, stopping short of declaring them dead. The European Union has saved the process, declaring it back on.

The State Department says that they are once again committed to making a deal, a commitment that seems to vary sometimes. At the same time, spokesman Ned Price says a deal is “far from certain.

This is the first time the US has commented since the EU went out to salvage the talks, and the US seems determined to position itself as reluctant and pessimistic.

Price then went out to say Iran needs to demonstrate its seriousness. It’s unlikely Iran will be willing to give up much in that regard, as they’re fresh off the US being willing to walk away a more or less finalized deal.

Author: Jason Ditz

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