Though Vienna talks resume amid complications raised by Iran FM's accusation that Russia tried to scupper the pact, Moscow representative Ulyanov says all parties are led "by unity of purpose which is full restoration of nuclear deal."
Biden has described the sanctions, which are aimed at the Russian economy and dozens of individuals, as a "measured and proportionate" response to Moscow's hostile actions against the United States.
Diplomats belonging to major powers met separately with Iran and the US to discuss how to bring both back into compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal that Washington abandoned three years ago.
Russian diplomat participating in talks to save 2015 JCPOA accord says meeting in Vienna has been "successful," though salvage efforts will take time.
Tehran’s move is the latest of many taken to raise pressure on US President Joe Biden as the two sides remain locked in a stand-off over who should move first to salvage the 2015 nuclear deal abandoned by the Trump administration.
Hit by US sanctions, Iran desperately needs partners to sell its oil, while China wants to increase its political and economic clout across the Middle East.
US and Britain impose sanctions on military-controlled conglomerates as security forces are reported to have killed five more protesters in an unrelenting crackdown on dissent.
US sanctions will escalate global competition between Washington and Beijing, pushing China to develop better relations with America's enemies.
A 15-page American intelligence report has added heft to longstanding allegations that some of Donald Trump’s top lieutenants were playing into Moscow’s hands.
UN Special Rapporteur on Iran calls for easing of US sanctions on Iran.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said the US strikes were "illegal and a violation of Syria's sovereignty" in a meeting with his visiting Iraqi counterpart Fuad Hussein.
The Director of National Intelligence has declassified the report that says Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved action against Jamal Khashoggi as the Biden administration is trying to rewrite the balance of its ties with the kingdom.
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