Biden Administration Is Ready To Restart Talks With Iran
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The Biden administration said it would be willing to meet with Iran to discuss a “diplomatic way forward” in efforts to return to the nuclear deal quit by President Donald Trump in 2018, a first step toward easing tensions. President Biden said today that Iran’s destabilizing activities need to be addressed. Biden delivered remarks remotely to the Munich Security Conference, in the video published on Feb. 19, 2021, “Biden Says Iran’s Destabilizing Activities Need to Be Addressed“, below
The Biden administration said it would be willing to meet with Iran to discuss a “diplomatic way forward” in efforts to return to the nuclear deal quit by President Donald Trump in 2018, a first step toward easing tensions. The offer is a politically risky effort by President Joe Biden to move beyond the standoff after a slew of U.S. sanctions cratered Iran’s economy and infuriated other world leaders, who argued that the 2015 accord and the inspections regime it created had reined in Tehran’s nuclear program. “The United States would accept an invitation from the European Union High Representative to attend a meeting of the P5+1 and Iran to discuss a diplomatic way forward on Iran’s nuclear program,” State Department spokesman Ned Price said in a statement Thursday. The P5+1 refers to the participants in the nuclear deal with Iran: China, Russia, France, the U.K., the U.S and Germany. European parties to the nuclear deal welcomed the U.S. overture but Iran’s foreign minister suggested it didn’t go far enough. The offer to hold talks was aimed at restoring a diplomatic pathway with Iran, which has been gradually abandoning its commitments under the nuclear deal in response to the Trump administration’s “maximum pressure” sanctions campaign. U.S. and European officials are particularly alarmed by Iran’s decision to stop letting the International Atomic Energy Agency conduct snap inspections by suspending the so-called Additional Protocol from Feb. 23. The European parties to the deal welcomed the Biden administration’s move to return to diplomacy with Iran and the revival of their own “confident and in-depth” dialog with the U.S. They urged Iran not to follow through on threats to halt nuclear inspections and risk undermining diplomatic efforts, in the video published on Feb. 19, 2021, “U.S. Says It’s Willing to Meet With Iran to Restore Nuclear Deal“, below:
As President Biden makes virtual appearances at two key world summits Friday, the administration is saying it is ready to restart nuclear talks with Iran. NBC chief White House correspondent Kristen Welker reports for TODAY, in the video published on Feb. 19, 2021, “Biden Administration Agrees To Nuclear Talks With Iran, TODAY“, below:
ABC News’ chief global affairs correspondent Martha Raddatz reports on the latest about the U.S. interest in returning to the nuclear deal and reversing the Trump-era move, in the video published on Feb. 19, 2021, “Biden administration looks to negotiate Iran nuclear deal, GMA“, below:
Iran said the U.S. must first return to the 2015 nuclear deal and lift sanctions if it wants talks with the Islamic Republic, appearing to snub an effort by the Biden administration to begin direct discussions before officially rejoining the accord, in the video published on Feb. 19, 2021, “Iran Snubs Biden in Seeking End to Sanctions Before Talks“, below:
Texans lose power due to storm outages, the Biden administration makes changes to immigration policy and lifts UN sanctions on Iran, in the video published on Feb. 19, 2021, “Biden admin rescinds UN sanctions on Iran“, below:
On the World Class Podcast, Abbas Milani — an expert on U.S.-Iran relations — reflects on the Iranian economy, the future of Iran’s leadership, and what a potential nuclear deal would mean for the U.S with host Michael McFaul, in the video published on Feb. 17, 2021, “Foreign Policy Recommendations for the Biden Administration and Iran“, below:
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