Raisi Calls For End to US Sanctions

September 21, 2021

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Agence France-Presse

Iranian president Ebrahim Raisi addressed the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday in a prerecorded video. Raisi stated that the United States must end all sanctions on Iran in order for nuclear negotiations to succeed. He also claimed that nuclear weapons "have no place" in Iran's defensive posture. U.S. President Joe Biden also addressed the assembly in person. Biden stated that the United States was ready to return to compliance with the JCPOA "if Iran does the same."