The administration of President-elect Joseph Biden is preparing to reopen the nuclear deal with Iran, which Washington pulled out in 2018. These plans became known to the journalists of channel 12 of Israeli television.
According to the newspaper, the negotiations of the American leader's team with Tehran started a few days before Biden's upcoming inauguration, which will be held on January 20. “Israel will try to improve the nuclear deal, which includes restrictions on support for terrorist activities and (Iranian – Lenta.ru note ) a ballistic missile program,” the channel's journalists said.
Earlier, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani announced that the country was not going to negotiate its missile program with the new US administration headed by Biden. Instead, Rouhani called on Washington to lift sanctions from the country and compensate for the economic damage caused by withdrawing from the deal.
In late 2020, Biden announced that he plans to return the United States to an agreement on Iran's nuclear program – the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). He stated that he intends to negotiate and conclude subsequent agreements with Iran, which would “tighten and extend the restrictions on Iran's nuclear program, and would also affect its missile program.”