(PresidentialInsider.com)- President Joe Biden is reportedly preparing to cave to Iran and lift sanctions on the largest state sponsor of terrorism in the world. It’s a dramatic change in approach from President Donald Trump’s time in office, when the former president continued to put economic pressure on Iran with the intention of stopping them from developing nuclear weapons.
New, according to a statement from the U.S. State Department on Wednesday, the United States is preparing to cave to Iran and lift the sanctions in order to return to the failed Obama-era Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action – or the “Iran Nuclear Deal.”
“We are prepared to take the steps necessary to return to compliance with the HCPOA, including by lifting sanctions that are inconsistent with the JCPOA,” the statement said.
“I am not in a position here to give you chapter and verse on what those might be,” Ned Price told the press.
Media outlets, including Business Insider, requested comment from the White House, only to be deferred back to the State Department.
The United States has previously offered to lift some sanctions on Iran, but that was met with opposition from leaders of the Islamist nation, demanding that all sanctions be lifted before any discussions could begin – including the discussions in Vienna that began earlier this week.
During the Vienna discussions, Iran and the United States agreed to create working groups to discuss what it would take to bring the country back into compliance with the conditions of the agreement. However, President Donald Trump tore up the agreement with Iran in 2018 because the country was already violating the conditions of the agreement – specifically with regards to the enrichment of uranium.
Ilan Goldenberg of the Center for New American Security said that the agreement in Vienna is an “important positive step” but added that it’s “not going to be easy to get back into the JCPOA.”
This is an important positive step but it’s not going to be easy to get back into the JCPOA. It’s going to take time and tough negotiations and it would be better if the US & Iran can talk directly. But still. Important progress. https://t.co/ISQijJoLWS
— Ilan Goldenberg (@ilangoldenberg) April 6, 2021
But few people appear to be addressing the issue of Iran repeatedly violating the terms of the agreement, and the fact that much of the deal was based on trusting Iran to do the right thing.
Experts say that Iran is only a few months away from developing a nuclear weapon, and President Joe Biden is betting on lifting the economic sanctions placed on the country stopping them from continuing their development of the weapon.
Let’s see how that one turns out…