While it is natural that Biden will want to reverse many of Trump’s policies, it is essential that the new US administration maintain pressure on Iran.
The decision was made in the aftermath of the assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh. Iranian officials have blamed Israel for the assassination.
“We must keep to an uncompromising policy to ensure that Iran does not develop nuclear weapons.”
If the Biden administration returns to the 2015 deal but doesn’t lift the other sanctions, it is just a “symbolic” return, Tehran believes.
These were the 84-year-old ruler's first public remarks since he addressed the United Nations General Assembly in September via videolink, where he also took aim at Iran.
“If Biden stays with that policy, there will, in the end, be a violent confrontation between Israel and Iran.”
Iran’s Press TV says the country produces 90% of its arms locally and that Iran is one of the leading top ten countries in the world in terms of indigenous production.
REGIONAL AFFAIRS: The Democratic nominee will need to jump off the tightrope and commit to a concrete path with real-world consequences.
After the United States quit the deal, it imposed strong unilateral sanctions. In response, Iran has breached parts of the nuclear pact.
Asked what Biden would do if he was elected as president, Blinken said that he would “seek to build on the nuclear deal and to make it longer and stronger if Iran returns to strict compliance.”