Tehran, Feb 11 (efe-epa).- Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani on Thursday expressed his disappointment with the United States’ new government over a lack of progress regarding the 2015 international nuclear deal.
“We have still not seen any goodwill from the new government. The rhetoric may have changed, but action is what matters,” Rouhani told state television.
The Iranian leader called on US President Joe Biden to reverse the policy of maximum pressure implemented by his predecessor Donald Trump and end the “criminal” economic sanctions imposed against Iran in 2018 after Washington withdrew from the nuclear pact, also signed by Russia, China, France, the United Kingdom and Germany.
In retaliation against the US sanctions, Iran has repeatedly violated the agreement, most recently by producing uranium metal, according to United Nation inspectors Wednesday.
Earlier, Rouhani stressed that “no one can expect anything from Iran because it will not take the first step,” adding that there is no doubt who should initiate the process.
Biden wants Iran to stick to the provisions of the 2015 nuclear agreement before returning to the deal and easing sanctions.EFE-EPA