Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Tuesday voiced Tehran readiness to discuss US President-elect Joe Biden can rejoin the nuclear deal.
Biden pledged to return to the accord during his presidential campaign if Iran also adheres to its commitments again.
“We are ready to discuss how the United States can reenter the accord,” Zarif told Iranian media, according to a translation by the Reuters news agency.
“If Mr. Biden is willing to fulfill US commitments, we too can immediately return to our full commitments in the accord… and negotiations are possible within the framework of the P5+1,” Zarif said, referring to the six world powers that signed onto the deal.
“The situation will improve in the next few months. Biden can lift all sanctions with three executive orders,” Zarif said. It wasn’t clear which executive orders he was referring to.
“This can be done automatically, and with no need to set conditions. The United States carries out its duties… and we will carry out our commitments under the nuclear deal,” he said.
Biden was vice president when former US president Barack Obama signed the deal with Iran.