On Sunday, the UN envoy to Saudi Arabia rejected the idea that the United States would re-enter the nuclear deal with Iran under the Joe Biden administration, saying no one would be “naive enough” to return to a deal that “is proved its failure all over the world. ”
Abdalla Al-Mualimi made her comments during a Fox News “America’s News HQ” starring Leland Wittert.
Wieter said that US foreign policy in the Middle East has changed dramatically under the administration of President Trump, especially with the withdrawal in May 2018 from the nuclear deal with Iran.
The deal, formally the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, was a historic agreement reached between Iran and several world powers, including the United States, in 2015 during Barack Obama’s presidency. It was made in part to reduce Iran’s ability to produce two components used to make nuclear weapons: plutonium and uranium. In return, crippling economic sanctions will be eased.
There is now new speculation about whether President-elect Joe Biden will re-enter the United States into the deal or try to renegotiate. Foreign policy experts and people close to Biden believe he will bring the United States closer to a 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, but that will not be an easy task.
Biden’s team told Fox News earlier this week that his position on Iran was “set out” in a recent document stating that as president he would join the agreement if Iran returned to strict compliance. the deal.
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“First, I will make an unwavering commitment to preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons,” Biden said. “Second, I will offer Tehran a sure way back to diplomacy.”
Asked if he believed the Biden administration would return from the Gulf states – as was the focus of President Trump – back to Iran and the nuclear deal, al-Mualimi said he did not.
“No, I think the nuclear deal with Iran has proved its failure to the whole world. And I don’t think anyone will be naive enough to go back to the same deal, “he said.
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He added: “If there is a new deal in which Saudi Arabia participates in the discussion and that covers the shortcomings of the previous deal, such as Iran’s hydromantic behavior in the region and the issue of missiles and arms supplies to rebel groups, etc., then we will all be for it. ”
Caitlin Schalhorn of Fox News contributed to this report.