- Biden Eyes “Wholesale Rollback” In Iran Sanctions To Restore Obama Nuke Deal
by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/
Starting last week there were widespread reports that this month’s ongoing ‘indirect’ tanks between the US and Iran in Vienna were showing positive signs. This despite what’s clearly an Israeli campaign to derail progress on the nuke deal front – something seen especially with the April 11 Natanz nuclear facility sabotage incident – as well as in the recent tanker tit-for-tat attacks.
And now the Associated Press is reporting that a major breakthrough appears to have arrived as Biden is mulling “a near wholesale rollback of some of the most stringent Trump-era sanctions.”
So it appears the Islamic Republic’s own “counter-pressure” campaign is working. At every point since Biden entered office, when Washington tried to tighten the screws by refusing to soften the prior Trump sanctions, Tehran increased its uranium enrichment purity as well as its numbers of centrifuges. Iran also recently threatened to boot IAEA inspectors from the country altogether, with the consistent demand of Iranian leaders from which they wouldn’t budge being that the US would have to “move” first.