(RepublicanDaily.org) – Iran’s nuclear program continues to cause controversy across the world. The Biden administration has repeatedly signaled its intention to rejoin the deal that former President Donald Trump pulled the US out of in 2018. However, negotiations have proven difficult.
Iran has recently begun to push back against what it perceives as an effort by the US to broaden the scope of the agreement. On Wednesday, July 28, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei accused the US of trying to create “an excuse for… further interventions.”
Now, it appears the Biden administration is starting to lose its patience with Iran’s leadership. Speaking in the Kuwait foreign ministry, Secretary of State Antony Blinken indicated the clock was ticking for Iran to participate productively in talks, stating “this process cannot… go on forever.” Blinken highlighted that the value of the original 2015 deal lessens over time as Iran continues to increase its nuclear capacity while negotiations are ongoing.
.@SecBlinken warned Iran that the window of opportunity to negotiate a restoration of the 2015 nuclear deal and the lifting of U.S. sanctions is closing.
“This process cannot go on indefinitely.”https://t.co/nPjqu6HTB4
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) July 29, 2021
Indirect negotiations are set to continue in Vienna, Austria, for the time being. However, the likelihood of returning to the former President Barack Obama-era treaty is getting more remote every day. It wouldn’t be surprising to see Biden opt to go back to the program of sanctions favored by Trump in the relatively near future.
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