Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has expressed his conditional approval of a nuclear deal with the West, as long as it does not compromise Iran’s nuclear infrastructure.

He said that Iran has never pursued nuclear weapons and that the accusations against it are baseless.

He also said that Iran should continue cooperating with the UN nuclear watchdog within the framework of safeguards.

His remarks come amid a deadlock in the negotiations between Iran and the US to revive the 2015 nuclear agreement, which was abandoned by former US President Donald Trump in 2018.

The deal had imposed limits on Iran’s nuclear activities in exchange for sanctions relief. Since then, Iran has gradually breached the deal’s terms and increased its uranium enrichment levels, raising concerns among the other parties to the deal and the international community.

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