According to reports, the Biden administration will conduct indirect negotiations on rejoining the Iran nuclear agreement next week, which has aroused strong opposition from critics.
This landmark agreement was reached in 2015, led by former President Barack Obama, and sparked a heated debate among supporters that the agreement provides a way to mitigate Iran’s nuclear proliferation. Others believe that the deal may violate the Constitution and is not harsh enough for rogue states. Former President Donald Trump tore up the agreement as “the worst deal ever” and withdrew the United States from the agreement in 2018.
Wang Xiyue, who was once an Iranian hostage, said on Twitter on Friday: “Americans should know that the way for the Biden team to re-establish US global leadership is to appease the dictatorship.”
The U.S. will conduct indirect nuclear transactions, and Iran will push back
R-Ark. Senator Tom Cotton of the United States also attended the meeting.
Cotton said on Twitter: “Two months later, the Biden administration was eager to re-reach a broken agreement, so that they gave up all leverage and made concessions after concessions.”
According to the Wall Street Journal, the United States and Iran have been conducting silent diplomacy in the past two months, but they ended in failure. In the past few weeks, the two sides exchanged proposals through European intermediaries. The New York Times reported for the first time that the meeting to be held in Vienna, Austria next week will be similarly held through intermediary agencies.
The two sides have been working hard to reach an agreement, Iran demanded complete sanctions and sanctions, and rejected the United States’ limited relief offer. The Wall Street Journal reported that a U.S. official claimed that the government and Iran’s proposal were “along with” the preliminary posture before actual negotiations. The official said: “They told us that perhaps the best way is for both parties to make an initial gesture to pave the way for these negotiations.”
“They want some sanctions. In return, they will reverse some of the nuclear steps they have taken in violating the JCPOA. This is their idea, and we persisted.”
Ben Rhodes, a former Obama administration official who helped reach the agreement, urged the Biden administration to act quickly.
“[I]If the Biden team has not expressed willingness to return to JCPOA (the United States first left the United States with disastrous consequences), he knows whether the window will open again,” he tweeted.
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However, Richard Goldberg, the former NSC director responsible for anti-Iranian weapons of mass destruction under the Trump administration, is concerned about the impact of the current negotiations.
Goldberg said: “If the report is accurate, the Biden administration will provide Iran with billions of dollars in terrorism sanctions relief in exchange for very limited nuclear concessions.”
“Not only will Biden lose leverage in a short period of time, but he will also violate the promise made to Congress that he will not lift sanctions on Iran related to terrorism. The Central Bank of Iran and the National Iranian Oil Company will be subject to Sanctions. Their relationship with the financing of terrorism, not Iran’s nuclear program. They completely ignore the facts of the International Atomic Energy Agency. [International Atomic Energy Agency] Tell the world that Iran is actively concealing undeclared nuclear facilities and nuclear materials, which may be worse than Obama’s negotiating position. “
“One more point: Under the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act (INARA), any agreement with Iran must be submitted to Congress for voting before sanctions on Iran are lifted. A multi-billion-dollar oil sanctions relief agreement can The temporary suspension of exchanges to 20% should trigger congressional review.”
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After Trump withdrew, Iran accelerated uranium enrichment. However, critics of this transaction believed that the transaction lacked adequate measures to ensure compliance and allowed billions of dollars to flow to the national sponsors of terrorist activities.
R-La Rep. Steve Scalise said: “Biden will give up the influence Trump has gained in Iran.” In a tweet on Friday. “Let us not forget: the Obama-Biden Iran strategy is a disaster-when they launched a terrorist attack on us, we sent them cash. Does Biden want to go back there? It’s scary.”
Rich Edson of Fox News contributed to this report.