Iran Says Biden Offered to Lift Sanctions That Protected America

(ReliableNews.org) – The United States and other major powers struck a deal with Iran in 2015 to limit its uranium enrichment program in exchange for lifting sanctions imposed on Tehran by the US and other signatories to the deal. Donald Trump withdrew the US from the Obama/Biden era deal in 2018, calling the deal “rotten” and an “embarrassment.” He also reimposed harsh economic sanctions on Iran.

Joe Biden promised to renegotiate the terms of the Iran nuclear deal while campaigning for office and has consistently indicated interest to do so since his January inauguration.

Mahmoud Vaezi, the chief of staff to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, announced on June 23 that the Biden administration agreed to remove more than 1,000 sanctions on Iran’s oil and shipping operations.

Biden administration officials denied the claim, stating that “nothing” has been agreed to “until everything is agreed,” an apparent reference to earlier statements from the White House indicating that Washington would not agree to remove sanctions until Iran returned to full compliance with the 2015 deal.

Curiously, the White House has not issued an official statement regarding Iran’s claim. Trump put those sanctions in place to protect American interests regarding terrorism, possible human rights abuses, and Iran achieving the ability to develop and launch nuclear weapons.

With so much at stake, why hasn’t Biden spoken out about the so-called agreement and addressed American concerns?

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