Biden Tells NYT: U.S. Will Rejoin Nuclear Deal If Iran Complies With Rules

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File photo of Joe Biden (AP Photo/Paul Sancya); An Iranian clergyman looks at domestically built surface to surface missiles displayed by the Revolutionary Guard in a military show marking the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, at Imam Khomeini Grand Mosque in Tehran, Iran, February 3, 2019 (Photo: AP)

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President-elect Joe Biden said in an interview with The New York Times published overnight Tuesday that if Iran returns to strict adherence to the 2015 nuclear deal, the US will sign back on it.

Biden said his administration is ready and willing to return to negotiations with the Islamic Republic if it shows readiness to comply with its obligations. The President-elect acknowledged that Iran is continuing to develop long-range precision missiles but said that the optimal way to deal with the threat and achieve “some stability” in the region is a return to the nuclear deal.

Biden added that if Iran obtains nuclear power, other countries in the region, such as Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Turkey and others, would quickly join the race as well.

“And the last thing we need in that part of the world is a buildup of nuclear capability,” Biden asserted.

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said two weeks ago that Tehran would be willing to return to compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal if Biden will lift sanctions when he enters office.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)


7 COMMENTS

  1. How naive can Biden be? There’s no way that he doesn’t know that Iran will not keep to the deal. They never did and they never will. Their word is not worth the breath it took to utter it and their signature is not worth the ink. Bottom line – there are other motives that Obama had and that Biden has for wanting to empower Iran and one wonders what they are…

  2. To ladler: You are utterly wrong. Iran was partially honoring the deal, and since the US pullout, Iran has substantially accelerated the growth of its nuclear stockpile. It is also helpful to the US to align itself with its allies who remain in the deal. Neither Biden nor anyone in the US State or Defense departments thinks Iran behaves in good faith, but they know that the deal was partially honored and was helpful.

  3. huju, only in your Holocaust denial demented mind “Iran was partially honoring the deal”. I wonder why Marxist Democrat so eager to enable Iran to have their nukes.

  4. To MoisheInGolus: You have called me a lot of names, including communist, Marxist and idiot, but you have hit a remarkable low with Holacaust denier. Nothing helps Holacaust deniers more than false accusations against people who do not deny the Holacaust. It was the low point in human history.

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