The United States intends to ease sanctions against Iran only after it returns to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), designed to resolve the crisis around Tehran’s nuclear developments. This statement was made by US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken at a hearing in the Foreign Affairs Committee of the US House of Representatives on the foreign policy priorities of the new American administration headed by President Joe Biden, TASS reports
Democratic Congressman Brad Sherman asked Blinken if he was prepared to reassure the US legislative branch that the current US government expects to see “verifiable adherence to the JCPOA” by Tehran or a move by the latter “prior to the easing of sanctions” on Iran. through negotiations towards full compliance with the “nuclear deal.
“Yes,” the chief of American diplomacy replied succinctly.
Sherman also asked the head of the US Foreign Ministry if he could guarantee that Washington would not make concessions to Tehran simply to organize negotiations between US and Iranian officials. “Yes, I can,” Blinken said.