The U.S. Special Representative for Iran, Elliott Abrams, argued that “those who believe that a President Biden could come to office in January and by the second or third day all sanctions will be gone, will find out that it’s not feasible even if they wanted to do it… The U.S. now has a comprehensive sanctions structure in place that will stay for a while”. Abrams also assessed that Iran “knows it cannot take four more years of the kind of sanctions that we have put in place. They are going to have to negotiate”. Commenting on the expiration of UN arms restrictions, Abrams emphasised that “we can sanction anyone all along the trail in such a transaction. Those who sell, those who negotiate, those who ship, finance, those provide any services”.
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