U.S. Secretary of State Tony Blinken was slated to discuss Iran and other foreign-policy issues with his British, French and German counterparts on Friday.

“The secretary will have an opportunity to discuss with some of his closest counterparts a number of shared challenges, including COVID, Iran, Russia, China, Burma, and climate,” said a State Department official, according to Reuters.

The high-level conversation is seen as the latest step by the Biden administration to seek a way to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

Meanwhile, the White House convened the National Security Council principals committee on Friday, without Biden, to discuss the Islamic regime and other issues.

Principal committee meetings are held in the Situation Room and attended by secretaries of defense and state, as well as other key national security players.

“The meeting is part of an ongoing policy review. It is not decisional,” posted White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki on Twitter.

According to reports, one option that will be discussed is whether or not to push towards returning to the nuclear deal before or after Iran’s presidential elections in June.


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