Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif posited that the Biden administration could “still salvage the nuclear agreement”, suggesting that such a process “should begin by unconditionally removing, with full effect, all sanctions imposed, reimposed, or relabeled since Trump took office. In turn, Iran would reverse all the remedial measures it has taken”. “The remaining signatories to the deal would then decide whether the U.S. should be allowed to reclaim the seat at the table that it abandoned in 2018”, he added. Noting a law mandating the Iranian government “to boost uranium enrichment and limit UN inspections if sanctions are not removed by February”, Zarif warned: “The window of opportunity for the new U.S. administration will not be open forever. The initiative squarely rests with Washington”.
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