Top Democrats Urge Biden To Lift Sanctions On Tehran In Good Faith

Top Democrats Urge Biden To Lift Sanctions On Tehran In Good Faith

Prominent Democratic National Committee members urged President Joe Biden to relieve sanctions on Iran as the window closes for a return to the nuclear deal.

Andrew H. Sweet
Andrew H. Sweet
  • Prominent Democratic National Committee members urged President Joe Biden to relieve sanctions on Iran as the window closes for a return to the nuclear deal.
  • The letter follows the fourth round of indirect talks between the Biden administration and Iran's government in Geneva, mediated by European Union signatories of the original agreement.
  • The original deal does not bar Iran from developing conventional ballistic missiles, drones, or cruise missiles, allowing Tehran to continue developing such weapons.
  • Publicly, Iran's leaders have refused to negotiate over matters outside the scope of the 2015 deal.
  • A deal could potentially be reached in Vienna "in the next few weeks," a senior State Department official told reporters last week.

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