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US ‘Skeptical’ Over Iran Nuclear Deal Talks and Considering Harsher Action

US officials are “highly skeptical” that renewed talks with Iran will revive the nuclear deal and are discussing imposing harsh penalties against Tehran, CNN reported on Friday.

On Tuesday, Iran said it was ready to return to indirect negotiations with the US in Vienna to revive the nuclear deal. Iran didn’t specify a date, but the EU said Friday that it is working on setting one.

Despite Tehran’s willingness to restart talks, US officials are saying that they don’t think Iran is serious about reviving the deal. One US official told CNN that Iran’s public statement didn’t “give us a huge amount of optimism.”

National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said Thursday that it’s not “entirely clear” to him “whether the Iranians are prepared” to restart negotiations. “We have heard positive signals that they are but I think we have to wait and see when and whether they actually show up in the negotiating table,” he said.

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