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Biden says US won’t lift sanctions before Iran stops uranium enrichment

US President Joe Biden, right, and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, left. (AP/Alex Brandon / Russian Foreign Ministry Press Service via AP)
US President Joe Biden, right, and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, left. (AP/Alex Brandon / Russian Foreign Ministry Press Service via AP)

US President Joe Biden tells CBS that his administration won’t agree to lift sanctions on Iran before Tehran halts its uranium enrichment program, adding that the Islamic Republic will have to first resume compliance with the nuclear deal.

Asked in a snippet from the interview whether he will heed Iran’s demand to first lift sanctions to facilitate talks, Biden tells the network: “No.”

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