Abbas Araghchi, Iran's deputy foreign minister, said progress was made at talks in Vienna aimed at saving the nuclear deal but probably not enough to convince Tehran to change its decision to go over the deal's core atomic restrictions one by one.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also said that Washington would continue to exert pressure on Iran to change its behaviour. In response, Tehran has rebuked Pompeo's comments.
Led by Saudi Arabia, several states in the Middle East and Africa have severed ties with Qatar. They say the gas-rich Gulf state supports terrorism and Iran, an allegation which Qatar denies.
Led by Saudi Arabia, several states in the Middle East and Africa have severed ties with Qatar since June 5, accusing the gas-rich Gulf state of supporting terrorism and Iran. Qatar denies the allegations.
The US State Department on Tuesday says it's "mystified" that Gulf Arab states haven't released to the public or Qatar details of the grievances that prompted their boycott of the country.
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