Speaking at a televised cupboard assembly Wednesday, Rouhani stated the ball was “in the US court now.”
“If Washington returns to Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal, we will also fully respect our commitments under the pact,” he stated, including in reference to Trump that “a tyrant’s era came to an end and today is the final day of his ominous reign.”
With Biden — who was a member of the Obama administration which negotiated the unique deal — getting into workplace Thursday, hopes are excessive for rapprochement.
At the assembly Wednesday, Rouhani castigated Trump, saying his 4 years in workplace “bore no fruit other than injustice and corruption and causing problems for his own people and the world.”
What was within the nuclear deal?
The deal, struck in Vienna following two years of intensive talks orchestrated by the Obama administration, was signed by Iran and 6 different nations in 2015.
Under the deal, the Iranian authorities agreed to three key issues: decreasing the variety of centrifuges within the nation by two-thirds, slashing its stockpile of enriched uranium, and capping ongoing enrichment at 3.67%, an quantity ample for vitality provision however not sufficient to construct a nuclear bomb.
In addition, Iran was required to restrict uranium analysis and growth, and permit inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) sure entry to its nuclear amenities.
In return for its compliance, all nuclear-related sanctions on Iran have been lifted in January 2016, reconnecting the nation’s stagnating economic system with worldwide markets.
“I will offer Tehran a credible path back to diplomacy,” the then-candidate wrote in September. “If Iran returns to strict compliance with the nuclear deal, the United States would rejoin the agreement as a starting point for follow-on negotiations.”
CNN’s Steve George, Ramin Mostaghim and Mostafa Salem contributed reporting.