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Iran’s Rouhani suggests nuclear deal’s fate is in Biden’s hands

President Hassan Rouhani said Iran will resume full compliance with the nuclear deal as soon as his incoming American counterpart uses his signature to rejoin the same accord.

​Iranian President Hassan Rouhani once again signaled his government’s readiness for full compliance with the multilateral Iran nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). But such a development, according to Rouhani, will take place after the incoming administration of US President-elect Joe Biden reinstates Washington’s membership in the deal, from which President Donald Trump withdrew in May 2018.

“All it takes is a signature [from Biden], and in no time we will all be back at where we used to be,” Rouhani said, attacking Trump, “the uneducated, business-minded man, who drew scrambled lines [his signature] on the paper” before pulling Washington out of the JCPOA.

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