Iran's Rouhani urges Biden to return to 2015 nuclear deal

by Reuters
Wednesday, 20 January 2021 07:06 GMT

DUBAI, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Iran's President Hassan Rouhani urged U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday to return to the 2015 nuclear deal and lift crippling sanctions on the Islamic Republic.

"The ball is in the U.S. court now. If Washington returns to Iran's 2015 nuclear deal, we will also fully respect our commitments under the pact," Rouhani said in a televised cabinet meeting.

"U.S. President Donald Trump's political career is over today and his 'maximum pressure' policy on Iran has completely failed," Rouhani added. (Writing by Parisa Hafezi; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

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