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EU Calls Restarted Iran Nuclear Talks ‘Positive’ on Day One

  • EU envoy Mora said Iran wants to engage seriously in talks
  • U.S. says it remains committed to ‘mutual’ return to accord

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Talks to revive Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers began positively Monday, according to a top European diplomat, with Tehran showing it’s ready to engage in “serious work” over the coming weeks in search of an agreement.

Success in Vienna could lift sanctions from Iran’s economy and have major repercussions for oil markets and Middle East security. But there remains a long way to go with U.S. officials increasingly pessimistic over their chances of striking an accord with Iran’s new hardline government.