Onus on Biden to convince world that his signature means smth

TEHRAN, Nov. 02 (MNA) – In reaction to a US Senator's remarks on Iran, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Khatibzadeh said that Onus is on Joe Biden to convince the international community, including all JCPOA participants that his signature means something.

In response to a tweet of US Senator Ted Cruz, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh in a tweet on late Monday wrote, "The world is acutely aware of what Mr. Cruz confesses: that regimes in Washington are rogue."

"Onus is on @POTUS to convince intl. community—incl all JCPOA participants—that his signature means something," he added.

"For that, "objective guarantees" needed. No one would accept anything less," the diplomat noted.

Ted Cruz in a tweet wrote, "Nope. Joe Biden has ZERO constitutional authority to make that commitment. Unless any deal w/ Iran is ratified by the Senate as a treaty—which Biden knows will NOT happen—it is a 100% certainty that any future Republican president will tear it up."

The 2015 deal, more formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), was signed by the five permanent members of the UN Security Council — the US, the UK, China, Russia, and France — plus Germany and the EU. Despite the International Atomic Energy Agency's acknowledgement of Iran's adherence to all of its obligations, the US government unilaterally withdrew from the agreement in May 2018.

The US government has imposed sanctions under various pretexts in line with its hostile goals against the Islamic Republic of Iran and the advancement of its economic war against Iran.

Despite admitting the failure of the policy of maximum pressure against Iran, the Biden administration has refused to take measures necessary to return to JCPOA and has practically put the pursuit of Trump's policy against Iran on the agenda.

Iran and the remaining signatories to the JCPOA have held six rounds of talks so far with no results. The Western powers made excessive demands during the talks and the talks were postponed at the end of the previous Iranian administration under Rouhani until the formation of the new government in Iran under President Ebrahim Raeisi.

The new Iranian administration has vowed that it will return to the Vienna talks if they are result-oriented and can yield tangible results for Iran in terms of the removal of the sanctions and abidance of the parties by the JCPOA provisions.

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