Republican senator Ted Cruz, a member of the Foreign Relations Committee, warned Saturday the Joe Biden administration against total lifting of sanctions on Iran in return for Tehran's suspension of its nuclear activities.
“Total lifting of sanctions isn’t something Joe Biden can give the Ayatollah, because that’s brazenly illegal,” the senator wrote in a Tweet.
He threatened that Republicans will re-impose sanctions on Iran in case they seize power.
“Again, unless Biden brings an Iran deal to the Senate as a treaty, the next GOP (Grand Old Party) President will re-impose maximum pressure on day 1,” he added.
Lately, semi-official reports had mentioned that the Biden administration offered the Iranian regime a complete lifting of sanctions, in exchange for Iran’s temporary suspension of its nuclear activities, something that Washington has neither denied nor admitted.
This week, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) reported that Iran has boosted its stocks of enriched uranium, days before scheduled talks in Vienna to restore Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal.
Indirect negotiations between Iran and the United States on reviving the 2015 deal are due to resume on Nov. 29, after a quarterly meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency's 35-nation Board of Governors at which diplomats say no action is likely to be taken against Iran for fear of harming the talks.