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Rob Malley's Deputy Special Envoy for Iran, Richard Nephew, leaves position | JPost |

Richard Nephew is "no longer serving" as deputy special envoy for Iran, a senior State Department official said in a statement e-mailed to RFE/RL on January 24. The official did not give a reason for the change, saying, "We are not going to get into specifics of our internal policy discussions."

The Wall Street Journal earlier reported that Nephew left after differences of opinion within the U.S. negotiating team. The newspaper said he had advocated a tougher posture in the current negotiations.

The departure comes at a critical time in the talks, which resumed almost two months ago in Vienna. The United Staters and European allies last week said there were just weeks left to salvage the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, formally called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).



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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Jan 26th, 2022 at 09:04:09 AM EST

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