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The White House says it is preparing in case diplomacy with Iran fails. White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters Thursday that given ongoing advances in Iran’s nuclear program President Joe Biden has ordered his team to make preparations for the possibility that diplomacy fails and the United States must resort to other options. “If diplomacy cannot get on track soon and if Iran’s nuclear program continues to accelerate then we will have to no choice but to take additional measures to further restrict Iran’s revenue-producing sectors,” said Psaki. Psaki added that Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) director Andrea Gacki will lead a Treasury-State delegation to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) next week to talk about sanctions compliance. The trip will focus on engagements with the private sector and UAE government officials to discuss the companies and financial institutions that facilitate noncompliant Iranian commerce, Psaki said. The Biden …