Biden sets out firm line on Iran sanctions

Biden sets out firm line on Iran sanctions
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  • calendar-gray 08 February 2021

US President Joe Biden says that he will not lift sanctions against Iran until it complies with the terms agreed under a 2015 nuclear deal, APA reports citing BBC.

He was speaking in a CBS News interview to be aired in full later on Sunday.

The 2015 deal sought to limit Iran's nuclear programme, with sanctions eased in return.

But President Donald Trump withdrew from the deal and re-imposed sanctions, leading Iran to roll back on a number of its commitments.

Iran, which says its nuclear programme is peaceful, has been increasing its stockpile of enriched uranium. Enriched uranium can be used to make reactor fuel, but also nuclear bombs.

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