US top general urges Iran restraint amid efforts to restart talks

Head of US forces in the Middle East General Kenneth McKenzie says it is a good time for all parties involved in the 2015 nuclear agreement, including Iran, to act with restraint at the moment. – EPA pic, February 22, 2021.

IRAN must refrain from any provocation as Washington steps up efforts to salvage the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran, the head of US forces in the Middle East told AFP.

“I would think this would be a good time for everybody to behave soberly and cautiously, and see what happens,” General Kenneth McKenzie said in an interview yesterday during a visit to Oman, from where he flew close to neighbouring Iran in a helicopter.

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