U.S. and Iranian officials expressed optimism following the start of “constructive” talks in Vienna aimed at reviving the landmark 2015 Iran nuclear agreement, from which the U.S. unilaterally withdrew in 2018 under former President Trump, reimposing harsh sanctions on Iran. The two sides are meeting indirectly through the remaining parties in the nuclear accord. This is an Iranian government spokesperson.
Ali Rabiei: “We are confident that we are on the right track. And if America’s will, seriousness and honesty is proven, it could be a good sign for a better future, a future of peace and security for the region and the world.”
Meanwhile, an Iranian military vessel appears to have been attacked Tuesday in the Red Sea by an Israeli mine. The New York Times reports Israeli officials notified the U.S. that Israel was responsible for the attack. It was the latest in a series of naval attacks between Israel and Iran.