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Biden: America Will Not Lift Sanctions Unless Iran Stops Enriching Uranium

The United States will not lift sanctions against Iran unless the Middle East nation halts uranium enrichment, President Joe Biden said in a recent interview. Asked by CBS whether the United States would lift sanctions first to kickstart negotiations with Iran, Biden said, “No.” He then gestured in the affirmative when anchor Norah O’Donnell asked whether Iran would have to stop enriching uranium first. Under the Obama administration, the United States and a slew of other countries lifted sanctions against Iran in return for caps on certain activities linked to nuclear weapons for 10 to 15 years. Former President Donald Trump withdrew from the agreement in 2018, arguing the deal did not “bring calm” or “peace” and that “it never will.” The Trump administration reimposed harsh sanctions, which remain in place to this day. Iranian officials last month revealed they had begun advanced uranium enrichment again, violating the 2015 deal, …

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