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US, Germany, French and British leaders gather at G20 to discuss Iran

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US, Germany, French and British leaders gather at G20 to discuss Iran

ON IRAN. US President Joe Biden, Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel, Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson and France's President Emmanuel Macron pose for a family photo during their meeting to discuss Iran's nuclear program, on the sidelines of the G20 leaders' summit in Rome, Italy, on October 30, 2021.

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Iran's talks with six world powers aimed at reviving a 2015 nuclear deal are slated to resume at the end of November

The leaders of the United States, Germany, France and Britain gathered on the sidelines of the G20 meeting in Rome on Saturday, October 30, to discuss the way forward in talks with Iran over its nuclear program.

Iran’s talks with six world powers aimed at reviving a 2015 nuclear deal are slated to resume at the end of November, Iran’s top nuclear negotiator said on Wednesday, October 27.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, US President Joe Biden, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and French President Emmanuel Macron, who are all attending the G20 summit, are meeting separately to discuss the issue.

A senior US administration official told reporters that the meeting was Merkel’s initiative and would give the leaders an opportunity to go over the topic ahead of a critical period coming up.

“This is going to be a serious opportunity to check signals as we head into a really vital period” on this issue, the official said.

In April, Tehran and six powers started to discuss ways to salvage the 2015 pact, which former US President Donald Trump abandoned some three years ago. – Rappler.com