U.S. patience with Iran on renewing nuclear talks 'not unlimited': State Department
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States' patience with Iran in returning to discussions on the 2015 nuclear deal is "not unlimited," State Department spokesman Ned Price said Wednesday.
Iran did not officially respond last week to a US offer to speak to Iran in a joint meeting with the countries that negotiated the deal.
Asked at a press conference whether the offer had an expiration date, Price said Iran's move from complying with the 2015 agreement restrictions on its nuclear activities has made the issue an "urgent challenge" for the United States.
"Our patience is not unlimited, but we believe, and the president made this clear ... that the most effective way to ensure that Iran can never acquire a nuclear weapon was through diplomacy," Price said.
(Reporting by Humeyra Pamuk, Daphne Psaledakis and Simon Lewis; editing by Leslie Adler and Jonathan Oatis)
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