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Abbas Araghchi, Iran's deputy foreign minister, said Iran was in transition. (Photo credit: Twitter/@araghchi)

  • Iran is in talks since April in Vienna with major powers on reviving the 2015 nuclear deal
  • Ebrahim Raisi won a presidential election in June and will take office on August 5
  • "Vienna talks must await our new administration," Abbas Araghchi, Iran's deputy foreign minister, said

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  • Temporary agreement covering inspections at Iranian nuclear facilities expired last week
  • Under Trump, Iran's nuclear activities started reopening
  • Iran has urged quick decisions from other countries while negotating the deal

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken says return to JCPOA accord is at risk if Tehran does not make concessions during talks.(Photo credit: AP/PTI)

  • US and France warns Iran that time is running out on a nuclear deal
  • Biden has signaled to return to the 2015 accord on the Iranian nuclear program
  • Jean-Yves Le Drian said the responsibility now lies with Iran

.Vienna, Austria
Anthony Blinken will attend the fifth round of talks on the nuclear deal at Vienna. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • "Sanctions would need to be lifted if they are inconsistent," said Blinken
  • Donald Trump had walked away from the deal, saying Tehran had violated its "spirit" 
  • The Iranian election is scheduled at June 18

.Vienna, Austria
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • A senior State Department official confirmed "there are active discussions"
  • Indirect negotiations began at the start of April between US and Iran
  • The goal is to find a way back to the nuclear accord

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani (Photo Credit: PTI File)

  • The US-Iran talks are being moderated by the European Union
  • The negotiations aim to revive the 2015 nuclear accord
  • Iran's President Rouhani previously highlighted progress in the negotiations 

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Iran's President Hassan Rouhani (Photo Credit: PTI File)

  • IAEA verified Iran's 60% uranium enrichment
  • Iran had reached 20% when it was supposed to be 3.67%
  • Enrichment was done as a response to the blast at the  at Natanz

Joe Biden said US is pleased that Iran is engaging in discussions. (Photo Credits: AFP)

  • Biden said too early to know if  indirect talks would succeed
  • State Department said the US delegation to remain in Vienna
  • Iran first wants the US to lift sanctions

Iranian President re-stated the country's long-standing position that they are not "seeking to obtain the atomic bomb". (Photo: Twitter/@HassanRouhani)

  • Talks to save the 2015 Iran nuclear deal resumed on Thursday in the face of fresh tensions
  • Iran enriching uranium "puts pressure on everyone", said a European diplomat
  • EU external affairs spokesperson described the announcement as "extremely worrisome"

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Saeed Khatibzadeh accused EU of having "stayed silent in the face of" US sanctions. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@IRIMFA_EN)

  • EU imposed sanctions on eight Iranian militia commanders and police chiefs
  • Foreign ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh "strongly condemned" the sanctions
  • Hossein Salami, head of the IRGC, was among those sanctioned