(RightWing.org) – The US and Iran have been holding talks in Vienna for over a year, as President Joe Biden tries to resurrect the failed nuclear deal negotiated by the Obama administration. The deal fell apart because Iran was cheating, but now Iran wants us to make a gesture to show “good faith!”
On April 10, Iranian foreign minister Hossein Amirabdollahian demanded that President Biden lift some of the sanctions imposed on Iran by former president Donald Trump. Amirabdollahian insisted that If Biden plans to lift sanctions – which is supposed to happen when the governments reach an agreement that ends Iran’s illegal nuclear weapons program for good – he should “issue an executive order to show his goodwill.”
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— Reuters (@Reuters) April 10, 2022
To add some pressure to Amirabdollahian’s demand, on April 9, Iran applied sanctions to 24 American citizens. The majority of them are former officials in the Trump administration, including Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, former CENTCOM commander General Austin Scott Miller, and former US Army chief of staff General George W Casey Jr. Tehran’s foreign ministry accused them of supporting terrorism against Iran and “repressive acts” by Israel.
Now Iran wants the US to release millions of dollars in Iranian funds, held in foreign banks and frozen by US sanctions. Of course, any money the Tehran regime gets could immediately flow into their nuclear program, but will the Biden administration stick to its guns and insist on a proper deal before lifting sanctions?
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