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Blinken Says for Iran, ‘The Path to Diplomacy is Open’

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Tuesday that the US was open to diplomacy with Iran and voiced support for the 2015 deal Iran signed with world powers while asserting that it must not be allowed to obtain a nuclear weapon.

In an interview with National Public Radio, Blinken said that for Iran, “the path to diplomacy is open.”

He reiterated the US stance that Iran must first return to compliance with the deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and said that “Right now, Iran is still a ways away from being in compliance, so we’ll have to see what it does.”

The Biden administration has repeatedly said it will return to the deal if Iran first returns to its terms, but Iran has said the US must first lift sanctions before talks resume, putting the two sides at a stalemate for now. (TOI / VFI News)

They do not know the path of peace, and there is no justice in their tracks. They have made their paths crooked. Whoever walks in them will not experience shalom. - Isaiah 59:8