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N-talks with Iran can’t last forever: Blinken

KUWAIT, July 29

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Thursday the negotiating process with Iran to revive a 2015 nuclear deal could not go on indefinitely, and that the ball was in Tehran’s court.

Relocation of Afghan allies discussed

The US is negotiating with Kuwait and other countries whether they can host Afghans who supported the American war effort and could face Taliban revenge.
Blinken did not announce any deal or disclose critical details about the process, such as who would be eligible for relocation or where they would be housed.

Indirect talks between Tehran and Washington to revive the nuclear pact, from which then President Donald Trump withdrew the United States in 2018, adjourned on June 20, two days after the hardline cleric Ebrahim Raisi was elected President of the Islamic Republic. Raisi takes office on August 5. Parties involved in the negotiations, which also include China, Russia, France, Britain, Germany and the European Union, have yet to say when they might resume. “We are committed to diplomacy, but this process cannot go on indefinitely,” said Blinken, addressing a conference in Kuwait. — Agencies

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