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Iran Balking on Nuclear Deal Amounts to ‘Backtracking,’ US Says

  • State Department spokesman cites ‘lack of forward momentum’
  • Iran demands that the US remove a terrorism designation
Ned Price 

Ned Price 

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Iran’s rejection of a plan to return to the 2015 international nuclear accord, even as it continues to raise “extraneous demands,” indicates it’s not serious about negotiations, the US State Department’s spokesman said Tuesday.