“The Biden administration has suddenly abandoned its tough position on a return to the nuclear deal with Iran (the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA), for a breathtakingly broad interpretation of which post-2016 U.S. sanctions Iran can insist be lifted to include not just, reasonably, sanctions inconsistent with the JCPOA, but also those ‘inconsistent with the benefits that Iran expects from the JCPOA.’ That benefits language is not consistent with the agreement itself (which allowed continued nonnuclear related U.S. sanctions) and absurdly allows Iran to decide subjectively what constitutes expected benefits…”

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