Biden team ‘disappointed’ as Iran demands US ‘kneel’ over sanctions relief


Washington Examiner: Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s team is “disappointed” in Iran’s refusal to discuss the rehabilitation of the 2015 nuclear deal, as Tehran is deriding President Biden’s diplomatic concessions while demanding economic relief in advance of any talks.

 “Persia, Cush[and Put will be with them, all with shields and helmets” Ezekiel 38:5

“We are disappointed at Iran’s response, but we remain ready to re-engage in meaningful diplomacy to achieve a mutual return to compliance” with the nuclear accord, State Department spokesman Ned Price told reporters Monday.

Iranian officials issued their rebuff of Biden’s overture to coincide with a brewing dispute between Tehran and the United Nations nuclear watchdog agency. The regime has been hiding nuclear activity at multiple secret sites, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency chief. Yet Iranian officials believe they can compel Biden to ease the economic pressure on the regime, despite a lack of concessions by Tehran.

“I am certain that the world and the United States will have to kneel before this great nation’s will and lift unjust sanctions,” Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Monday, per state media. Read More