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Russia hopes efforts to revive 2015 Iran nuclear deal to resume after Nowruz - TASS

FILE PHOTO: Iranian flag flies in front of the UN office building, housing IAEA headquarters, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Vienna, Austria, May 24, 2021. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner/File Photo

(Reuters) - Russia’s ambassador said on Monday he hoped that efforts to revive Iran’s 2015 nuclear accord would resume after the Nowruz Persian New Year holidays, TASS news agency reported.

Efforts to clinch a new deal have been left in limbo after a last-minute demand by Russia, which now at odds with the West over its invasion of Ukraine, forced world powers to pause talks for despite having a largely completed text.

“Immediately after that, I really hope the negotiation process will resume,” Russia’s ambassador to Iran, Levan Dzhagaryan, was quoted as saying.

Reporting by Reuters; Editing by Conor Humphries