It’s no secret that Obama’s Iran deal wasn’t popular with anyone, then Secretary of State John Kerry even admitted that some of the money given to Iran would end up in the hands of our enemies.
Obama never sent the treaty to the Senate to be ratified because he would have looked like a fool. Now, Biden is trying to make good on his campaign promise to work with Iran and return to Obama era policies.
Biden knows he can’t turn back the clock to the Obama treaty so, he is asking Iran to make a promise and in return he’ll loosen up the sanctions.
According to a report at Politico Biden is asking Iran to make a promise that they will stop working on nuclear weapons and in return he’ll loosen sanctions against them:
Biden administration officials, mindful of the increasingly unfavorable calendar, plan to put forth a new proposal to jump-start the talks as soon as this week, two people familiar with the situation told POLITICO.
The proposal asks Iran to halt some of its nuclear activities, such as work on advanced centrifuges and the enrichment of uranium to 20 percent purity, in exchange for some relief from U.S. economic sanctions, said one of the people, who stressed that the details are still being worked out.
Earlier this year, the U.S. suggested that it would give Iran access to a small amount of its billions of dollars in frozen assets in exchange for Iran stopping its 20 percent enrichment of uranium, one of the people confirmed.
Tehran balked at what it saw as an unequal offer. In response, it suggested that it would halt uranium enrichment for a month in exchange for the U.S. lifting all its sanctions. The American side saw that as more of a cheeky rejoinder than a serious counter-proposal, the person said.
That’s like leaving a hungry toddler in a room with cake all day and telling them not to eat it. In the words of Joe Biden, “Come on man.”