OAN press room
UPDATED 11:00 PT – Friday, June 4, 2021
US State Department spokesman Ned Price on Thursday shared his expectations for another round of negotiations with Iran to re-enter the country into the 2015 nuclear deal.
“The steps Iran should take to regain its compliance with the nuclear deal … to be subject to the strict verification and monitoring regime,” he explained. “The limitations on heavy water, the limitations on centrifuges, the limitations that permanently, and once again, verifiably prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.”
Price added that previous discussions have hinted at what the US should do with sanctions for Iran to comply with the 2015 nuclear deal. However, former Trump-era National Intelligence Director John Ratcliffe said criticized Joe Biden’s push to bring Iran back to the negotiating table and said Biden is deprioritizing America’s strong relationship with Israel.
“The path that the Biden administration has chosen towards Iran means that there will be chaos and warfare in other places in the Middle East besides Gaza,” he announced. “Syria, Yemen, Afghanistan, Iraq”.
This comes after Iran accepted a one-month extension of surveillance on its nuclear facilities in late May. President Trump withdrew from the deal in 2018 because his administration found it “horribly one-sided.”
“The deal was so poorly negotiated that even if Iran fully complied with it, the regime could still be on the verge of a nuclear explosion in a short period of time,” the president said. “The inspection provisions of the agreement lack adequate mechanisms to prevent, detect and punish cheating and do not even have the unconditional right to inspect many important locations, including military facilities.”
The extension gives the Biden administration more time for negotiations to try and save the Obama-era nuclear deal.
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