File picture: A woman waits for a taxi at an empty taxi in Tehran, Iran, Friday, March 13, 2020. Image Credit: NYT

Washington: The United States said Wednesday that the UN nuclear watchdog’s impasse on monitoring Iran’s programme does not bode well ahead of next week’s resumption of talks on reviving a nuclear accord.

“Of course Iran’s failure to cooperate is a bad sign about their seriousness in a successful conclusion to our negotiations,” a State Department spokesperson said on the situation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).