(RepublicanPress.org) – President Joe Biden has been all over the map regarding policy. However, one thing has become abundantly clear — his intention to undermine Donald Trump’s “America First” style of diplomacy. He’s discussed rewriting America’s policies regarding China, and his transition team quietly entered into talks with Iran about reentering the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
In May 2018, Trump withdrew from the plan, calling it “rotten” and “an embarrassment.” Biden campaigned on a promise to reenter the JCPOA, otherwise known as the Iran nuclear deal. His transition quietly entered into talks with Iranian officials before his inauguration. However, both nations now appear to be at an impasse with neither side expressing a willingness to meet the other’s demands.
Iran’s Latest Breach of the JCPOA
On Wednesday, February 10, the head of the United Nations’ watchdog organization, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), told member states agency inspectors confirmed that Iranian scientists produced a tiny amount of uranium metal. Elaborating, Director General Rafael Grossi stated that Iran’s Isfahan fabrication plant produced about 3.6 grams of the material.
Although uranium metal can be used as fuel in a reactor, it can also be employed to create material used in manufacturing a nuclear bomb. Iran is currently banned from researching its production under the JCPOA. Iran continues to be bound by the terms of that agreement because the deal remains in effect with Great Britain, France, Germany, China, and Russia.
The previous Trump administration negotiated with Iran from a position of strength. Biden appears hellbent on undoing all the previous administration’s progress, no matter the cost to American interests and global standing.
Meanwhile, Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei stated that Iran would only return to full compliance if the U.S. lifted sanctions on the country. According to a report from Reuters, the Biden Administration has refused to budge on the sanctions unless Iran meets the current JCPOA uranium enrichment requirements.
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