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Biden Admin Says Ready to Rejoin Iran Nuclear Deal If Tehran Returns to Compliance

PARIS/WASHINGTON—The United States on Thursday said it was ready to talk to Iran about both nations returning to a 2015 agreement that aimed to prevent Tehran from acquiring nuclear weapons, seeking to revive a deal that the Trump administration abandoned nearly three years ago when it criticized the regime’s use of its citizen’s wealth to fund terrorist activities in the region instead of helping the Iranian people. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken stressed President Joe Biden’s position that Washington would only return to the accord, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), if Tehran came into full compliance with the deal. Blinken announced the decision during a video meeting with the foreign ministers of Britain, France and Germany—a group known as the E3—who were gathered in Paris. “If Iran comes back into strict compliance with its commitments under the JCPOA, the United States will do the …

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