Iran new president backs nuclear talks but berates US

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Iran’s new ultraconservative president voiced support on Tuesday in his international debut for reviving a nuclear accord even as he berated the United States, hailing what he described as its failures. President Ebrahim Raisi, a hardline cleric who succeeded a government that sought better relations with the West, called on the United States to fulfil its promises to end sanctions under the 2015 nuclear accord. “The Islamic Republic considers useful talks whose ultimate outcome is the lifting of all oppressive sanctions,” Raisi said in a recorded speech to the UN General Assembly. Indirect ta…

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