(AP) — Officials from five world powers have begun a new effort to try to bring the United States back into the foundering 2015 nuclear deal they signed with Iran. It’s a delicate diplomatic dance that needs to balance the concerns and interests of both Washington and Tehran.
The meeting in Vienna of envoys from Russia, China, Germany, France, Britain and Iran came as the U.S. was due to start indirect talks with Iran. It would be one of the first signs of tangible progress in efforts to return both nations to the accord, which restricted Iran’s nuclear program in return for relief from U.S. and international sanctions.
Following the closed meetings, a Russian delegate tweeted the initial talks were “successful.”