Over 100 House Republicans are urging the Biden administration to immediately end indirect negotiations with Iran that are ongoing in Vienna to revive the nuclear deal, known as the JCPOA.
In a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken, the lawmakers urged the administration to “immediately withdraw from the fruitless Vienna talks” and to “strongly enforce” existing sanctions on Iran.
Until this month, Biden officials have had extremely negative things to say about the Vienna talks that restarted at the end of November. The Republican lawmakers cited the negative comments as a reason to end the negotiations.
“Administration officials’ recent statements about the Vienna talks have made it clear that there is no productive diplomatic path forward at this time,” the letter reads.
The letter highlights the political pressure Biden will come under if he decides to give Iran the adequate sanctions relief necessary to revive the JCPOA. With the pressure in mind, the White House is reportedly focusing on blaming the Trump administration for the current situation, even though Biden has had a year to reverse Trump’s policy.