“The complete and definitive lifting of all sanctions is Washington’s sole option to correct Trump’s failed strategy of maximum pressure,” Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani said in a post on his Twitter account on Sunday, according to Press TV.
America’s perceptual war to magnify a trivial issue such as its return to #JCPOA will not be successful.
Trump, a hawkish critic of the landmark 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), unilaterally withdrew Washington from the agreement in May 2018, and unleashed the “toughest ever” sanctions against the Islamic Republic in defiance of global criticism.
Washington reinstated the sanctions that it had lifted once it became a JCPOA member, and also started to force other countries into committing to the bans and stopping their trade with Tehran.
The US unleashed the so-called ‘maximum pressure’ campaign and targeted the Iranian nation with draconian restrictive measures in order to bring it to its knees, but Iran’s economy keeps humming and is getting back on its feet.
However, the winner of the 2020 US election, Joe Biden, has said that he remains committed to the principles of the Iran nuclear deal.
Biden also denounced Trump’s withdrawal from the JCPOA.
Elsewhere in his tweet, Iran’s security chief said the US’ “perceptual war” waged to magnify its promise to join the JCPOA will not be successful, because in Iran’s eyes, US’ return to the deal is a “trivial issue” and not as important as Washington wants it to seem.
“America’s perceptual war to magnify a trivial issue such as its return to #JCPOA will not be successful,” the SNSC secretary tweeted.