With No Nuclear Deal, U.S. Eyes ‘Other Options,’ Iran Says JCPOA ‘Only’ Way

The White House has confirmed that President Joe Biden was not seeking to pursue progress on reviving a 2015 nuclear deal with Iran anytime soon, warning that the United States was preparing to pursue alternative options to ensure the Islamic Republic could not obtain a weapon of mass destruction.

Speaking to reporters on Friday, National Security Council Strategic Communications Coordinator John Kirby asserted that diplomacy toward reviving U.S. participation in the agreement known officially as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is “not on the agenda” at all.

“There has been no progress on the JCPOA,” Kirby said, “and we are not looking to make progress on the JCPOA anytime in the near future.”

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