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Iran says powers should fully compensate for U.S. sanctions to salvage nuclear deal

FILE PHOTO: Iran's national flags are seen on a square in Tehran February 10, 2012, a day before the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl/File Photo

VIENNA (Reuters) - World powers should fully compensate Iran for U.S. sanctions to persuade Tehran to remain in a 2015 multinational nuclear deal, which President Donald Trump pulled out of in May.

“We are ready for all possible scenarios ... the collapse of the deal will increase the tension in the region ... To save the deal, other signatories should compensate for U.S. sanctions,” a senior Iranian official told Reuters on Friday.

Writing by Parisa Hafezi; editing by John Irish