IRAN NUCLEAR – Iran says nuclear deal ‘closer than ever’ but three issues need resolving

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After months of negotiations, Iran has submitted its response to the European Union’s draft proposal to reinstate the 2015 nuclear deal to limit uranium enrichment with Tehran saying clarity was needed on three issues for the draft text’s final approval.

Tehran has identified three issues with the EU-mediated proposal and requested a reply to the changes within two days, Iranian state media reported Tuesday.

“The differences are on three issues, in which the United States has expressed its verbal flexibility in two cases, but it should be included in the text,” the IRNA news agency said.

“The third issue is related to guaranteeing the continuation of (the deal), which depends on the realism of the United States,” the agency added.