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Biden administration restores sanctions waiver to Iran as talks in final phase

WASHINGTON, Feb 4 (Reuters) – Biden administration on Friday has restored a sanctions waiver to Iran, a senior State Department official said, as indirect talks between the United States and Iran on returning to the 2015 nuclear agreement has entered the final stretch.

The technical discussions facilitated by the waiver are necessary in the final weeks of the talks, the official said but added that it was not a signal that Washington was about to reach an understanding to return to the deal formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

(Reporting by Humeyra Pamuk and Simon Lewis)

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