If Elected, Biden Likely to Re-engage With Iran


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There is mounting evidence that Joe Biden, if elected president, will follow the Obama administration's policy toward Iran.

According to Omri Nahmias at the Jerusalem Post, Biden's foreign policy team includes Tony Blinken, who was once Obama's deputy national security adviser.

The team also includes Jake Sullivan, one of the architects of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. Benny Avni at the New York Sun reports that Sullivan has already made his position clear on relations with Iran:

If Vice President Biden wins the presidency, America should “immediately re-engage in nuclear diplomacy with Iran,” a top foreign policy adviser to the presumptive Democratic nominee, Jacob Sullivan, said in May. Mr. Sullivan, formerly a top JCPOA negotiator, added, however, that a Biden administration may first keep the sanctions President Trump reinstated after dropping out of the deal, and renegotiate the JCPOA’s “sunset” clauses that, at the moment, gradually remove restrictions.

The Israeli government has stated repeatedly that the 2015 nuclear deal only empowered the regime and allowed Tehran to further destabilize the Middle East.

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