President Biden said the Iran nuclear deal was “dead” in a video that was taken in early November and surfaced online this week.
Biden made the comments on November 4 on the sidelines of an election rally in California when asked by a woman if he could announce that the nuclear deal, known as the JCPOA, is dead.
Biden replied, “It is dead, but we are not gonna announce it. Long story.” Biden administration officials have made clear in recent months that reviving the JCPOA was no longer a priority, but the president’s comments are the surest sign that the accord won’t be revived.
A White House National Security Council spokesman told Axios on Tuesday that the JCPOA “is not our focus right now. It’s not on the agenda.” Since negotiations between the US and Iran broke down over the summer, the US has increased sanctions on Iran and expressed support for protesters inside the country.
As a candidate, President Biden vowed to return to the JCPOA, and Iran made clear that it was ready to bring its nuclear program back into the restrictions set by the agreement if the US lifted all Trump-era sanctions. But Biden refused to lift sanctions and instead waited months to enter indirect negotiations with Iran.
Biden had a chance to revive the JCPOA during negotiations in 2021 with the previous Iranian government of former President Hassan Rouhani, but he rejected a way forward. A report from Responsible Statecraft revealed that the Iranian sought a guarantee that Biden would stay in the JCPOA for the rest of his own term, but to the surprise of Tehran, the White House said it wasn’t ready to make the commitment.
By failing to revive the JCPOA and increasing sanctions on Iran, Biden has continued the so-called “maximum pressure campaign” of his predecessor, Donald Trump. A UN special rapporteur issued a report in September that said US sanctions on Iran have caused medicine shortages and food insecurity and called for the economic embargo to be lifted.
22 thoughts on “Biden Says Iran Deal Is ‘Dead’ In Newly Surfaced Video”
The president of the United States of the Hegemon has a big mouth connected to a vacuum.
Sounds like the cover of a Mad Magazine, lol.
Mad stopped publishing because the reality is more absurd than satire. You can’t parody America today. Today’s events sound like they were scripted by Becket and Ionesco.
It’s like reading The Onion is reading actual facts.
It is dead indeed. Both sides F that up especially the US, started with Trump.
One side F that up. Iran was in compliance. And the democrats didn’t push back one iota when Trump was thrashing the deal.
I have often wondered
– if Trump actually believed he could negotiate a better deal than Obama.
– why any thinking person would consider the notion that it’s OK to break a contract because you think you could have negotiated a better deal
– what could possibly have possessed Biden/Blinken to think that Iran would bow to them when it didn’t bow to Trump
Where does the Trump strategy end, where would we find outselves?
Many proponents like Bolton clearly hope we’d find ourselves at war with Iran. We might.
However, they were disappointed by Trump, who even called back bombers already in the air.
Can they get Biden to do what they could not get Trump to do? Maybe.
But if not, then this has only one end — total defeat, a nuclear Iran making deals with Saudi Arabia, China, and Russia to exclude the US, while the EU scrambles to cut itself loose from the US.
Even by their own terms, they are taking us to disaster.
Just to clarify, Trump put us into the position of going to war before he backed off. Please don’t make it sound like Trump came to the rescue.
He sent Javelin rockets to Kiev.
“”… Trump, who even called back bombers already in the air….””
wow did trump show up in the nick of time to stop the bombers which had been ordered by his predecessor? that is some sweet timing right there! tell you what
This needs an explanation. Obama signed the JCPOA. It was working. Moreover, I’m not aware of 𝒂𝒏𝒚𝒐𝒏𝒆 sending US bombers to Iran.
I think he’s saying Trump ordered those same bombers that Trump called back. But presumably, the bombers were on their way after Iran retaliated for Trump killing the Iranian general I believe.
Lobbyists always get what they want regardless if it is bad for Americans.
AIPAC and Saudi Arabia lobby are presently united and are
unstoppable in DC.
He is actually referring US is dead in order to make a deal with Iran…!
Ah, good old foot-in-mouth Joe … well, it’s good he’s living in the real world for once. This deal has been dead for a long time now … he killed it himself. Now, can he also admit the death of the two-state solution also?
Trump 2.0 living up to the name. The “just raise tensions with EVERYONE” strategy is working out so well for the MIC, and terribly for everyone else.
How many campaign promises must he not keep. Shall we count.
Well, he’s just supporting the same policy as Trump did. Goes to show the agenda to trash Iran is OK with both parties.
And that both are taking orders from the Zionazis.
seems as if Iran has been quaking in their boots for 40 + years now
some people never learn
From what I know about Biden and Blinken, the term “negotiation” means, “Here are our demands. Take it or leave it.”
Iran left it, and signalled weeks ago that they are through “negotiating” with this administration. I think that, like Russia, Iran now sees its future in the east. Ironically, that could eventually end the animosity between Iran and Saudi Arabia.
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