U.S. does not expect breakthrough on Iran nuclear deal at U.N.

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FILE PHOTO: Illustration shows Iran's and U.S.' flags

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States does not expect a breakthrough on reviving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal at this week's U.N. General Assembly but Washington remains open to both sides resuming compliance with the accord, a top U.S. White House said on Tuesday.

"I don't expect a breakthrough in New York," White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan told reporters, saying President Joe Biden would reiterate that "the United States has been prepared for a mutual compliance-for-compliance return ... and if Iran is prepared to be serious about fulfilling its obligations and accepting that formula, we could have a deal."

(Reporting Trevor Hunnicutt and Doina Chiacu; Writing By Arshad Mohammed)