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US criticizes Iran for lack of seriousness in nuclear talks

WASHINGTON, Nov 7 (KUNA) -- US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said Tuesday the Iran has to prove its seriousness in the negotiations on its nuclear program with the other parties to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JOPoA).
In a White House press beefing, he said, "I'll put this quite simply, the more Iran demonstrates a lack of seriousness at the negotiating table, the more unity there is among the P5+1 and the more they will be exposed as the isolated party in this negotiation." "So really, the ball is in Iran's court as to whether it wants to show up and demonstrate that it's going to be serious or not," Sullivan affirmed.
The P5+1, made up of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, namely China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States; plus Germany, was renamed as P4+1 in 2018 after the US withdrew from the JCPoA.
Negotiators resumed the talks on how to revive the JCPoA last week after five-month hiatus and decided on Friday to adjourned negotiations for consultation with their respective capitals.
Earlier today, Iranian chief negotiator and Assistant Foreign Minister Ali Bagheri Kani said the talks with the P4+1 on would resume in Vienna this Thursday. (end) rsr.gb