Rouhani: "No serious efforts" from U.S. to revive nuclear deal
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has said Iran has seen "no serious efforts" from the United States after reports that the Biden administration proposed a new offer to resolve a deadlock over the landmark 2015 nuclear deal.
In a televised cabinet speech on Wednesday, Rouhani pointed out that U.S. President Joe Biden has emphasised diplomacy and admitted to the failure of his predecessor Donald Trump’s "maximum pressure" policy.
The Iranian president said the Biden administration’s words have not translated into action, referring to the continued harsh U.S. sanctions that Trump had imposed in 2018 when his administration walked out of the 2015 deal, Al Jazeera reported.
The supreme leader has said on multiple occasions that Iran will only come into full compliance with its nuclear deal commitments after the U.S. lifts all sanctions and Iran can verify that, and is "in no hurry" to have sanctions lifted.