Matt Lee, a reporter with the Associated Press, repeatedly pressed Biden State Department official Ned Price on Thursday to name a single example of a sanction that the Trump administration improperly placed on Iran.
Price, who could not name a single example, faced the question as the Biden administration tries to negotiate with Iran to bring Iran back the the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
“Yesterday, a senior State Department official talked about this administration’s belief that the previous administration had disingenuously or improperly imposed sanctions on Iran for terrorism, ostensibly for terrorism reasons, but they were really designed to make it harder for any future administration to return to the nuclear deal,” Lee said. “Can you give us an example of one sanction, or set of sanctions, that you think fits that category?”
Lee proceeded to repeatedly press Price on the issue and never received an answer over the course of roughly five minutes.