According to a report from the Associated Press, a senior U.S. official stated that the Biden administration is willing to lift certain sanctions on Iran in exchange for Iran’s return to compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal.
According to the official, “the U.S. through intermediaries has presented Iran with three baskets of sanctions.” These “baskets” are sanctions Biden is prepared to lift, sanctions Biden is not prepared to lift, and sanctions which “will require further study to determine if they are in fact appropriate for relief under the nuclear deal.”
“The official briefed reporters on condition of anonymity because of the confidential nature of the discussions,” the Associated Press added.
Republicans in Congress have responded by aiming to block Biden’s ability to lift sanctions.
“Negotiations are now focused on reaching agreement on a full list of actions each side is prepared to take to comply with the terms of the 2015 agreement,” reported The Washington Post, adding that officials from the United States