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Indirect Iran-US nuclear talks in Qatar collapse with no deal

INDIRECT negotiations between Iran and the US over Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers ended in Qatar on Wednesday night after failing to make significant progress, diplomats said.

The Doha talks broke up after two days without any sign of a breakthrough, months after talks in Vienna with China, France, Russia, Britain, US, Germany and the EU were paused.

In the time since, Iran shut off surveillance cameras to international inspectors and now reportedly has enough high-enriched uranium to potentially fashion into at least one nuclear bomb.

With Iran and the US blaming each other for the talks’ failure, it remains unclear when, or if,  there will be another round of negotiations.

Iran and world powers agreed in 2015 to the nuclear deal, which saw Tehran drastically limit its enrichment of uranium in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions.

But, in 2018, then-US president Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew the US from the accord, raising tensions across the wider Middle East and sparking a series of attacks and incidents.

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