- THURSDAY, APRIL 29-2021, AM 3:45
The American "Associated Press" reported that the administration of US President Joe Biden is considering lifting the most severe sanctions imposed on Iran by the administration of Donald Trump almost completely.
In an interview with the agency on Wednesday, current and former US officials indicated that with the continuation of indirect negotiations in Vienna on returning to the Iran nuclear deal, the US administration is inclined to "increase its offer" to Iran regarding the lifting of sanctions.
The officials did not disclose the specific measures that Washington is considering canceling, but they emphasized the Biden administration’s “openness” to lifting sanctions not related to the nuclear program as well, such as those that the US administration linked to terrorism, missile development and human rights, not just “nuclear sanctions.”
A senior US State Department official involved in the negotiations said that "every measure must be examined, to see if it was taken legitimately or illegally," while former officials insist that all measures taken by the Trump administration are "legitimate," as it approved them. Veteran diplomats.
The "Associated Press" indicates that the lifting of sanctions not related to the nuclear program may be opposed by members of Congress for the Republican Party.
The US State Department had indicated earlier that Washington was ready to lift the "nuclear" sanctions, that is, those that were lifted in the nuclear agreement signed in 2015 in exchange for Iran's restricting its nuclear program.