Anthony Blinken: Unclear Whether A Nuclear Deal With Iran Can Be Restored
US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken has said it remains unclear whether Iran is “willing to take the necessary steps” to adhere to a new multinational nuclear deal.
Ahead of another round of talks in Vienna about re-signing the deal, Blinken was asked about Iranian reports that Washington had already agreed to lift several sanctions that have paralyzed the Iranian economy.
According to Blinken, there are still too many uncertainties. “Iran knows what to do to save the nuclear deal. We have not yet seen whether the country is willing to decide on that. We do not have an answer yet,” he told US media.
Then US President Donald Trump withdrew from the agreement in 2018, but his successor Joe Biden wants to revive the plan. Blinken is working with the other parties to the 2015 agreement when Iran promised to limit its nuclear activities to relieve economic sanctions.