Iran demands guarantees from US before reviving nuclear deal
Iran's hardline President Ebrahim Raisi has demanded guarantees that the US will not withdraw from the 2015 nuclear deal again before reviving it. Tehran also wants international inspectors to close investigations into its atomic program. French President Emmanuel Macron said that the ball is now in Tehran's court. The US and its partners reject Iran's stance, arguing that the investigations can only conclude when Iran has given satisfactory answers to the Vienna-based UN agency. Talks between Iran and the US have foundered over several issues, including Tehran's insistence that the International Atomic Energy Agency close its investigation into uranium traces found at three undeclared sites before the pact is revived, and a US guarantee that it would not walk out of any nuclear agreement again.