Tyrant Trump’s political career and his ominous reign are over today and his ‘maximum pressure’ policy on Iran has completely failed,” Rouhani said. “Trump is dead but the nuclear deal is still alive.”
Iran has responded to the Trump administration’s 2018 departure from the Obama-era deal, which was designed to prevent the country from developing nuclear weapons, by publicly breaking the agreement’s requirements. But Iranian officials have said those actions are reversible if the U.S. removes the economic sanctions against Tehran.
Antony Blinken, Biden’s pick for the secretary of State, said during his Tuesday confirmation hearing that the U.S. would not rush a decision on whether to return to the 2015 agreement. But Blinken said the administration’s first priority is to limit Iran’s ability to create a nuclear weapon.