APART FROM SPECULATION

APART FROM SPECULATION


Biden promised, during his election campaign, that in his first 100 days in the White House he would return to the Nuclear Agreement, signed in 2015 between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the 5 + 1 Group (then made up of the United States, France, the United Kingdom, Russia, China plus Germany), and that Trump threw overboard, in May 2018, to reimpose sanctions against Iran

Author: Elson Concepción Pérez | internet@granma.cu


The moment in which Iran and the 5 + 1 Group announce the Nuclear Agreement that two years later Trump broke. Photo: eghtesadnews.com
Without a doubt, President Joe Biden's task is not an easy one. His predecessor, Donald Trump, proposed, and succeeded, to leave him a mined path towards where he must project his efforts to reverse the chaotic situation, nationally and internationally.

The return or not of the United States to the Nuclear Agreement with Iran is one of those fronts, so far, with more speculation than decisions for the unconditional return of the country. The previous ruler unilaterally abandoned it, turning a deaf ear to the international claim of what has been considered one of the most important victories in world diplomacy.

Biden promised, during his election campaign, that in his first 100 days in the White House he would return to the Nuclear Agreement, signed in 2015 between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the 5 + 1 Group (then made up of the United States, France, the United Kingdom, Russia, China plus Germany), and that Trump threw overboard, in May 2018, to reimpose sanctions against Iran.

There was no reason for such an absurd action, as the UN and the international community knew and shared the criteria that Tehran complied with each section of the agreed document. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), in charge of monitoring the Convention, had also repeatedly reported that Iran honored what was agreed. After the US left, other European governments that signed the Agreement condemned this decision, but did not adopt practical measures that, in the opinion of the Iranian authorities, could contribute to reducing the effects of the sanctions that were being applied again by Washington. . This is how Joe Biden has arrived at the White House, and it is, at the international level, perhaps one of the most important issues that should be considered on his agenda.

However, although he announced that he would return to the Agreement with Iran, the new Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, explained to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that "the Biden administration is ready to return to the nuclear pact if Tehran complies with its obligations". Logically, the approach caused adverse reactions in the Persian nation, because if it was the United States that abandoned it, it must be the new government of that country that returns to it, without the right to demand new conditions. Faced with the possibility of delaying the return to the good path on which peace was traveling on the Iranian nuclear issue, the Foreign Ministers of Russia, China, and Europe, meeting through videoconference, assured the commitment to "preserve the Agreement, without preconditions or changes, and without the need to alter what was signed in 2015 ».

A permanent obstacle is the Government of Israel. It is not surprising that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu jumped like a hare at the possible return of the United States to the Nuclear Agreement with Iran, and plans to send to Washington the director of the Intelligence Agency (Mosad), Yossi Cohen, to present to Biden his demands before a probable understanding with the Persian nation. For its part, the Chinese Foreign Ministry has warned that the imperative of the moment is for all parties to accelerate the implementation of the consensus, push for the unconditional return of the United States as soon as possible and resume the lifting of sanctions.

I think that there should be no other step on the part of the new US administration, other than to return to the Nuclear Agreement with Iran, abandon the cruel and irresponsible policy of sanctions against any country and implement a policy of peace, so necessary and urgent for the world.


Carlos Daley holds an executive certificate in Strategic management and business evaluation from Harvard University and a Masters in Financial Management from the University of Maryland.

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