Ahead of a trip to the Middle East, President Biden wrote that the U.S. would “continue to increase diplomatic and economic pressure until Iran is ready to return to compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal, as I remain prepared to do”. Foreign Minister Amirabdollahian subsequently emphasised that Biden “cannot impose U.S.’s one-sided views through accusation and sanction. Diplomacy is not a one-way street. Reaching [a] final agreement needs [the] U.S.’s acceptance of realities, flexibility and initiatives”.
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