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Iran Wants Verifiable Sanctions Removal, Envoy Says Before Talks

Bagheri Kani

Bagheri Kani

Photographer: Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images

Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator said world powers must secure full, guaranteed and verifiable sanctions removal for Tehran when they resume talks on Monday aimed at reviving a landmark 2015 deal and ending a standoff with the U.S.

“The West needs to pay a price for having failed to uphold its part of the bargain,” Ali Bagheri Kani, Iran’s deputy foreign minister and the official leading the country’s nuclear negotiating team in Vienna, wrote in an op-ed in the Financial Times published on Sunday, referring to former U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to abandon the nuclear accord in 2018.