Biden says that sanctions on Iran will not be lifted until Iran is ready for negotiations

In an interview to CBS news, the US President Joe Biden has said that United States will not lift its economic sanctions on Iran until Iran is ready to come back on negotiation table. 

CBS reports that “CBS Evening News” anchor and managing editor Norah O’Donnell spoke to Mr. Biden in his first network news interview since his inauguration. 

“Will the U.S. lift sanctions first in order to get Iran back to the negotiating table?” O’Donnell asked. 

“No,” Mr. Biden responded. 

“They have to stop enriching uranium first?” O’Donnell asked. 

Mr. Biden nodded affirmatively.” 

Meanwhile, Iran Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was quoted as saying: “If (the US) wants Iran to return to its commitments, it must lift all sanctions in practice, then we will do verification then we will return to our commitments.” 

“This is the definitive and irreversible policy of the Islamic Republic, and all of the country’s officials are unanimous on this, and no one will deviate from it,” Khamenei added. 

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