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Newsline: U.S. envoy not confident Iran nuclear deal is imminent

U.S. Special Envoy for Iran Robert Malley said on Sunday he was not confident that a nuclear deal between world powers and Iran was imminent, dampening expectations after 11 months of talks in Vienna that have stalled. (https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/senior-adviser-irans-khamenei-says-nuclear-deal-with-world-powers-imminent-2022-03-27/) The failure of efforts to restore the pact, which would curb Tehran’s nuclear programme in exchange for lifting tough sanctions, could carry the risk of a regional war, or lead to more harsh Western sanctions and further rises in world oil prices, analysts say.

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