President-elect Joe Biden will not receive pressure from his European counterparts to rush back into the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Hassan Rouhani said that if Iran and the USA could find a path back to "the situation on January 20, 2017", President Donald Trump's inauguration day, "it could be a huge solution for many issues and problems".
President Donald Trump withdrew the U.S. from the agreement in 2018 and imposed crippling economic sanctions on Iran, which responded by publicly abandoning nuclear restrictions in the agreement.More news: Very severe cyclonic storm Nivar to hit TN tonight
One of Trump's signature foreign policy moves was unilaterally withdrawing from the nuclear accord in 2018, which had limited Iran's uranium enrichment in exchange for lifting economic sanctions.
The Trump administration plans to tighten sanctions on Tehran during its final months in power, the top US envoy on Iran said on Wednesday, as he urged President-elect Joe Biden to use the leverage to press for a deal that reduces the regional and nuclear threats posed by the Islamic Republic.
A spokeswoman of the foreign office in Paris said after the meeting France remained determined to ensure Iran could never acquire nuclear weapons and would continue efforts to preserve the nuclear deal that played an important role in this regard. Iran long has maintained its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes.More news: SpaceX Starlink Launch: Record-Breaking Mission Scrubbed but New Schedule Expects Hope
"With the new United States administration taking office next year, we will get the opportunity to again use the JCPOA (the nuclear deal with Iran) for what it was meant for - to curtail Iran's nuclear programme", a German diplomat said, speaking on condition of anonymity.
Foreign ministers from Germany, the United Kingdom, and France met in Berlin on Monday to discuss the future of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).More news: Macron announces phased easing of French lockdown