US Secretary of State Antoine Blinken said on Monday that his country was ready to return to a nuclear deal with Iran provided Tehran also strictly adhered to it. Washington has hinted at reviving the ambitious agreement that was rejected by former President Donald Trump.

Addressing the UN-supported Conference on Disarmament, Blinken spoke on a range of issues, including the proliferation of destructive weapons and threats from space in the future.

In addition to the message on Iran, the Foreign Minister expressed concern over Russia’s program of testing anti-satellite weapons last year and China’s program to develop provocative and dangerous weapons. Blinken said that the US is ready to return to the agreement with Iran but Iran should also strictly follow it.

He said that the US would always be committed to ensuring that Iran could never acquire nuclear weapons and diplomacy is the best place to achieve this goal.


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