HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Latest Breaking News (Forum) » Iran says it will comply ...

Thu Dec 3, 2020, 01:27 PM

Iran says it will comply with nuclear deal if Biden lifts all sanctions

Source: Guardian

Iran will come back into full compliance with its nuclear deal immediately after the incoming Joe Biden administration in the US proves its bona fides by lifting all sanctions, the country’s foreign minister has said.

Setting out the parameters for a new relationship with Washington, Javad Zarif also said Iran would not require the US to rejoin the deal, known as the joint comprehensive plan of action (JCPoA), before lifting its sanctions, but would need some kind of assurance that once it has rejoined, the Biden administration would not simply leave the deal again in the same way Donald Trump did.

He appeared to rule out renegotiating the existing deal, even though the US believes that with many of its key clauses due to expire in 2025, new sunset clauses are required.

Zarif was speaking at the Roma Med 2020 conference by video link as the Biden team works on how to approach the Middle East.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/dec/03/iran-comply-nuclear-deal-biden-lifts-all-sanctions



Hmmm, seems like a step in the right direction.

7 replies, 771 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 7 replies Author Time Post
Reply Iran says it will comply with nuclear deal if Biden lifts all sanctions (Original post)
BlueWavePsych Dec 3 OP
Thomas Hurt Dec 3 #1
dhill926 Dec 3 #5
stopdiggin Dec 3 #2
TygrBright Dec 3 #3
karynnj Dec 3 #4
TygrBright Dec 3 #6
karynnj Dec 3 #7

Response to BlueWavePsych (Original post)

Thu Dec 3, 2020, 01:31 PM

1. and increased monitoring

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Thomas Hurt (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 3, 2020, 03:19 PM

5. this...

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to BlueWavePsych (Original post)

Thu Dec 3, 2020, 01:46 PM

2. think there is middle ground here

gradual easing of sanctions (from some pre-Trump benchmark?) w/ condition of increased monitoring and compliance toward goals.

(might add that there is significant remaining institutional hawkish policy position toward Iran that Biden may not be willing to completely ignore)

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to BlueWavePsych (Original post)

Thu Dec 3, 2020, 01:56 PM

3. So, we have a "proffer", and they are willing to negotiate.

Pretty much the whole world is glad to see the back of [Redacted]. Even the other assholes.

interestedly,
Bright

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TygrBright (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 3, 2020, 02:14 PM

4. That is how I would take it as well

In addition, obviously things need to be completely defined. The US in 2015 lifted sanctions that were imposed because of Iran's nuclear developments. There were other sanctions - for things like supporting terrorists etc that were left in place. (There was a long Obama press conference that explained this and there are multiple times where others, including John Kerry, spoke of this.

I think it would be interesting if Biden decided to combine re-entering the Iran deal and ending the Yemen War in the same deal. By necessity, the Gulf Arab states and Saudi Arabia would have to be involved in that. In 2016, when the UN ( with the US) had a plan for a ceasefire which they thought they had agreement on, it fell apart - not because of Iran, but because of a Saudi backed former leader in Yemen (or likely SA or UAE as that man lived in SA and had no power)

If so, it would be an opportunity to end the Shiite/Sunni hostilities. (This is the opposite of the Trump strategy to inflame those hostilities.)

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to karynnj (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 3, 2020, 03:28 PM

6. I am just grateful we will have a foreign policy team that can respond effectively. n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TygrBright (Reply #6)

Thu Dec 3, 2020, 03:32 PM

7. Same here!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread