White House spokesperson Jen Psaki said Washington is preparing other options for Iran if the Vienna Nuclear talks fail.
Psaki said during a recent press briefing that consultation is underway with its partners on this issue.
“Because of the way that the Iranians approached and participated in the last round of talks, the President asked the national security team to be prepared in the event that diplomacy fails and to take a look at other options,” Psaki added.
The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) was signed with Iran in 2015 in order to overcome the crisis over its nuclear program by the permanent five of the UN Security Council and Germany.
The then US President Donald Trump has decided to withdraw from JCPOA in 2018, but the incumbent President Joe Biden showed readiness to return to the deal.
The seventh round of talks in Vienna to restore Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal had previously ended without any final agreement.
“We don’t have months but rather weeks to reach an agreement,” the European Union’s coordinator of the talks, Enrique Mora, said on December 17.
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