Tehran (IP) - The Biden administration’s negotiations with Iran over the 2015 nuclear deal have hit a dead end, jeopardizing the likelihood of a new agreement, senior U.S. officials informed Congress during a classified briefing, Washington Free Beacon reported.

Iran PressAmerica: In the latest report to U.S. lawmakers, the Biden administration has briefed Congress about the Iran Nuclear Deal Talks while asserting that administration officials were not optimistic about the prospects for a new deal, Officials told lawmakers.

A deal seemed within reach earlier this month as U.S. officials presented Iran with a proposal that would significantly unwind economic sanctions; however, they balked, and negotiations are at a standstill, according to Rep. Darrell Issa (R., Calif.), who participated in the closed-door briefing held two weeks ago for members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Issa told the Washington Free Beacon.

"We've negotiated for a year and a half through our good friend and honest brokers, and we got the same thing that we should have expected, which is, they want a better deal than they had before, and if you don't give them a better deal, then they don't want a deal," according to Issa. 

Meanwhile, some American media close to conservatives report that the Biden administration told Congress in a classified briefing that the Iran Nuclear Deal Talks are at a dead end. 

On Wednesday, Iranian foreign minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said that talks were "at a stage where there are just a couple of issues remaining on the table, but which are very significant and important."

"The issue of guarantees is very important to us," Amir-Abdollahian said. "The American side has taken some steps towards giving us guarantees. We just need these guarantees to become a little bit more complete."


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