Aug 3, 2021, 11:09 AM
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Biden's hesitation to stop failed maximum pressure policy

New York, IRNA - Democrats, who criticized the so-called maximum pressure policy against Iran, are now leading the White House's foreign policy, but they have done nothing tangible to put an end to the failed policy towards the Iranian people.

Six months ago, US President Joe Biden's administration vowed to return to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and lift nuclear-related sanctions, but the American authorities have shown that they do not want to take responsibility for the consequences of US former President Donald Trump's administration's unilateral withdrawal from the nuclear agreement, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), in June 2018 and make amends for the economic losses that the Iranians have suffered so far.

The Americans' insistence on hostility

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei stated during his last meeting with the outgoing administration of President Hassan Rouhani on July 28 that the Americans stood firm on their stubborn position and did not take a single step forward.

The Supreme Leader added that the US promised to lift sanctions, but they did not in practice remove any sanction.

They even try to raise other issues such as Iran's missile power and its regional influence in order to pave the ground for future violation of possible agreement, Ayatollah Khamenei warned.

Kazem Gharibabadi, Iran's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to International Organizations, interviewed with Khamenei.ir, noting that the Americans did not accept most of Iranians' demands and even set conditions.

They say that their return to the JCPOA depends on future talks over regional issues, which are completely irrelevant to the nuclear negotiations, Gharibabadi noted.

Would Biden take lessons from Trump's fate?

While Biden and his administration acknowledge that his predecessor's maximum pressure campaign against Iran has failure, The Wall Street Journal has quoted American officials as saying that Washington plans to initiate a campaign against Iranians' might in terms of drone and missile capabilities.

The US authorities have taken hostage their return to the nuclear deal, when they want to pursue their policies against Iran.

Gharibabadi said that they see the JCPOA as a bridge to enter other irrelevant issues such as missile and regional developments and that they even insist on mentioning the issues in the potential nuclear agreement in order to argue in the future that such topics are parts of the nuclear deal.

The United States even refuses to guarantee their compliance to the deal. US Special Envoy for Iran Rob Malley claimed that Washington cannot assure what will happen in the future, because the nature of democracy is not so.

Let's wait and see if the Biden administration would accept Iran's demands and lift sanctions to pave the way for America's return to the JCPOA or it would continue the failed policy of putting pressure on the Islamic Republic.

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