Days before a United States airstrike hit “Iranian-backed targets” in Syria, Iran and the US were trying to get back to the negotiating table. This week is the closest the two nations have come to returning to the nuclear deal. It is also the closest Iran has come to seeing an end to the latest round of US sanctions – sanctions that began when Donald Trump withdrew the US from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. But it has not been an easy start.
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Maziar Motamedi, Iran correspondent for Al Jazeera English Digital.
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