Biden Signals Interest in Rejoining Global Nuclear Deal with Iran
The Biden Administration has confirmed they’re ready to re-enter global talks over Iran’s nuclear program. In 2018, President Trump withdrew the U.S.
from the 2015 nuclear accord and reimposed economic sanctions on Iran. It crippled their economy and has since prompted Tehran to disregard restrictions on its nuclear activity. Most recently, Iran threatened to bar UN nuclear inspectors from gaining access to their sites starting next week unless Washington decided to lift the sanctions. Now President Biden is signaling the U.S. is open to discussing the issue with other world leaders, which includes Britain, France, Germany, Russia, China and Iran. He hopes by taking this first step to not only reach some sort of diplomatic agreement with Iran, but to also eventually rejoin the global nuclear deal. Senior state department officials said the announcement was a breakthrough but that this effort could be potentially long and arduous.