The US Senator Chris Coons, a possible secretary of state in a Biden administration, said on Friday he would support returning to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

Iran Press/America: Asked if he would support a return to the pact, formally called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Coons, a Delaware Democrat, told Reuters: “Not without some clear path towards addressing the missile program and support for proxies.”

President-elect Joe Biden, who will take office on Jan. 20, has said he would rejoin the deal if Iran first resumed strict compliance and would work with allies “to strengthen and extend it".

US President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew his country from the international agreement on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, in violation of Washington's commitments under the JCPOA, and announced the return of nuclear sanctions.

In response, Iran announced steps to further scale back nuclear commitments. Tehran says the moves are reversible in case the signatory countries to the nuclear deal fully abide by their commitments.


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