Biden says he remains committed to the Iran nuclear deal

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
In this AFP file photo Joe Biden speaks during a cabinet announcement event in Wilmington, Delaware, on November 24, 2020.

The projected winner of the 2020 disputed US election, Joe Biden, says he remains committed to the principles of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

In an interview with CNN on Thursday, Biden denounced outgoing President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in May 2018.

The Trump administration restored the sanctions against Iran after pulling out from the nuclear deal between Iran and major powers -- the US, UK, France, Russia, and China plus Germany.

Departure from the deal and restoration of the sanctions are constituted illegal actions because they came in absolute disregard for the fact that the JCPOA has been ratified by the United Nations Security Council. The illegal measures were also marked by sheer unilateralism as they violated the international nature of the deal.

US officials have repeatedly accused Iran of trying to develop nuclear weapons. However, Tehran rejects such allegations.

Iran has denounced the US for adopting a double-standard policy toward the Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs), stating that Washington never raised the issue of its main US alley in the region, the Israeli regime, which has hundreds of nukes.

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has issued a fatwa (religious decree), which bans the development and production of weapons of mass destruction, including nukes, as contrary to Islam.   

Despite all this, Biden reiterated US claims and said he would try to prevent Tehran from acquiring nuclear weapons.

“The bottom line is that we can’t allow Iran to get nuclear weapons,” Biden told CNN on Thursday.

Trump "has pulled out to get something tougher, and what have they done? They've increased the ability for them to have nuclear material," Biden argued.

"They're moving closer to the ability to be able to have enough material for a nuclear weapon," he claimed.

"We cannot do this alone. And that's why we have to be part of a larger group, dealing not only with Iran, but with Russia, with China and a whole range of other issues," he said, stressing the importance of a coalition in dealing with Tehran.

The Trump administration unleashed the so-called maximum pressure campaign against Iran after it left the 2015 multilateral nuclear agreement.

It targeted the Iranian nation with the “toughest ever” economic sanctions in order to force it into submission.

However, the pressure campaign has failed in its objectives, including renegotiating the Iran nuclear deal to cover the Islamic Republic’s national defense program and its influential role in the Middle East.

Tehran says the next US administration has to submit to the will of the Iranian nation amid the failure of its economic terrorism on Iran.

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