They smell weakness. It smells good. And so they are going to extract everything they can from the United States as we come whimpering back to the nuclear deal. Just like they did from Barack Obama.
According to the Washington Examiner:
President Biden must “compensate” the regime in Tehran for former President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the 2015 Iran nuclear accord in order to rehabilitate the pact, according to a senior Iranian diplomat.
“The onus is on the offending party to return, restart, and compensate for the damages as well as to reassure that they would not renege again,” Iranian Ambassador Esmaeil Baghaei Hamaneh, Tehran’s top representative to the United Nations in Geneva, told the U.N. Conference on Disarmament on Wednesday.
That message broadcast a maximalist position from Tehran despite public gestures from U.S. officials last week. Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s team aimed to jump-start negotiations by waiving the sanctions renewed by Trump in exchange for Iran’s return to compliance with the deal’s nuclear restrictions.
“It doesn’t help us to posture from this podium,” State Department spokesman Ned Price said on Wednesday when asked about the Iranian envoy’s statement. “We certainly know there is posturing going on elsewhere.”