U.S. President-elect Joe Biden participates in a briefing to deliver remarks on the U.S. action to the coronavirus illness (COVID-19) break out, at his shift headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, December 29, 2020.
WASHINGTON– President Joe Biden stated the United States will not offer sanctions relief as a method to attract Iran back to the negotiating table over the nation’s nuclear program.
Biden, in an interview with CBS, indicated that Iran would have to stop enriching uranium prior to his administration would raise sanctions. The interview airs in full Sunday evening.
When asked if the U.S. would lift sanctions to get Iran back to the negotiating table, Biden said “no.”.
Tensions between Washington and Tehran have actually installed following former President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the landmark nuclear agreement.
The 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, brokered by the Obama administration, raised sanctions on Iran that had actually maimed its economy and cut its oil exports roughly in half. In exchange for sanctions relief, Iran accepted limits on its nuclear program up until the terms expire in 2025.
The U.S. and its European allies believe Iran has ambitions to develop an a-bomb. Tehran has actually rejected that claims.
Trump withdrew the United States from the JCPOA in 2018, calling it the “worst deal ever”.
Following Washington’s exit from the landmark nuclear deal, other signatories of the pact– France, Germany, the U.K., Russia and China– tried to keep the arrangement alive.
Tehran has actually declined to work out while U.S. sanctions stay in location.
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei reiterated on Sunday that Tehran would only go back to compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal when Washington lifts sanctions, Iranian state TV reported.
” Iran has actually satisfied all its obligations under the offer, not the United States and the three European countries … If they desire Iran to return to its commitments, the United States must in practice … raise all sanctions,” state TELEVISION priced estimate Khamenei as saying.
” Then, after validating whether all sanctions have actually been lifted correctly, we will go back to complete compliance,” he reportedly added.