The Biden administration is considering a near wholesale rollback of some of the most stringent Trump-era sanctions imposed on Iran in a bid to get the Islamic Republic to return to compliance with a landmark 2015 nuclear accord, Report informs, citing Associated Press.
As indirect talks continue this week in Vienna to explore the possibility of reviving the nuclear deal, American officials have become increasingly expansive about what they might be prepared to offer Iran, which has been driving a hard line on sanctions relief, demanding that all U.S. penalties be removed, according to these people.
American officials have refused to discuss which sanctions are being considered for removal. But they have said they are open to lifting any sanctions that are inconsistent with the nuclear deal or that deny Iran the relief it would be entitled to should it return to compliance with the accord. Because of the complex nature of the sanctions, architecture could include non-nuclear sanctions, such as those tied to terrorism, missile development, and human rights.
The delegation, led by US Coordinator for the Middle East, Brett McGurk, will visit Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan, and Egypt. During the visit, the US delegation will discuss the concerns of its allies about Iran's return to nuclear talks.