Biden wants to revive the deal, but insists that Iran must first reverse its nuclear move
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) – On Sunday, Iran’s supreme leader urged the United States to lift all sanctions if it wants Iran to make commitments under its nuclear deal with world powers, state TV reported, making its first comment on the matter. Since then US President Joe Biden has assumed office.
State TV quoted Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as saying, “If (the US) wants Iran to return to its commitments, it should withdraw all sanctions. Then we will verify.”
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Former President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew the US in 2018 from the nuclear deal, which saw Iran agree to limit its enrichment of uranium in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions. Biden has said that he will try to revive the deal, but insisted that Iran should first reverse its nuclear move, creating a will between the nations.
Reiterating previous comments by Iranian leaders, Sunday said, “This is the definitive and unchanging policy of the Islamic Republic, and all officials of the country are unanimous, and no one will be deterred by it.” Before Iran returns to compliance.
The 81-year-old supreme leader has given the final say on all matters of state in Iran and approved efforts to reach a nuclear deal in 2015.
In response to Trump’s so-called “maximum pressure” campaign against Iran, the country began gradually violating its nuclear commitments, threatening to provoke more in a bid to increase its leverage and allow Biden the deal. Asked to prioritize return. Ending Trump’s legacy. Biden has signed several executive actions that reverse course on a range of issues, including climate change and immigration.
Credited with speeding up the country’s disbanded military nuclear program following the assassination of an Iranian scientist last December, Iran’s parliament approved a law to block international nuclear inspectors later this month – one of the agreements Serious violation.
Iran has begun enriching uranium R at arms-grade levels and said it will experiment with uranium metals, the major component of atomic bombs. The country announced its moves and insisted that all breaches of the treaty be easily reversible. Tehran says its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes only.