Secretary of State Antony Blinken indicated that Joe Biden is set to pull an Obama and bow to Iran’s wishes in an attempt to reestablish the 2015 nuclear deal that former President Donald Trump put the kibosh on.
Secretary of State Blinken implied the Biden plan to his counterparts in a Thursday video conference call with (E3) — France, Germany, and the U.K.
According to a report by Axios, the U.S. and the E3 stressed that the U.S. is prepared to engage in discussions with Iran in an attempt to reach an agreement upon Iran returning to full compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal.
Of course, “Iran’s Full Compliance” is open to determination.
Blinken and his counterparts also expressed concern over Iran’s production of both 20% enriched uranium and uranium metal — both violations of the nuclear deal and steps toward the development of nuclear weapons.
Blinken and his counterparts called on Iran not to move forward with its plan to stop implementing the “additional protocol” of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty starting Feb. 23, which would see Iran curtail its cooperation with UN inspectors, suspending their ability to conduct unannounced visits to nuclear sites.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif pushed back on the joint statement by the U.S. and the E3, saying, “Instead of putting the onus on Iran, they must abide by own commitments and demand an end to Trump’s legacy of economic terrorism against Iran.”