EU's Borrell has received response from Iran in nuclear talks

The European Union's foreign policy chief Josep Borrell has received a response from Iran in the talks over a revival of the nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic and distributed it to all other participants in the negotiations, a spokesperson said.

"Right now everybody, is studying this response," Borrell's spokesman Peter Stano said on Friday.

"The way ahead will be – as always - discussed with all participants and the US," he added, referring to the other signatories of the 2015 agreement - Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia - and the United States.

White House rejects linking Iran nuclear deal, IAEA probes

There should be no conditionality between the re-implementation of the Iran nuclear deal and verifying whether Tehran has upheld its obligations under the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty, the White House said on Friday.

"There should not be any conditionality between re-implementation of the JCPOA and investigations related to Iran's legal obligations under the Non-proliferation Treaty," White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters, referring to International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) probes into uranium traces found at three undeclared Iranian sites.

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