Biden pushes back on Khamenei’s terms for Iran nuclear deal

WASHINGTON — US Vice President Joe Biden pushed back against Iran’s demands for a final deal over its nuclear program on Thursday, demanding access to its military sites, sanctions relief phased over time and a "clear" snapback mechanism at the United Nations should Tehran violate the deal.

Only two weeks ago, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei rejected those terms as red lines for Iran, in talks over its nuclear work. 

Speaking at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Biden expressed support for an emerging final Iranian nuclear deal, saying the initiative in the works would provided "a historic opportunity to forge an enduring peaceful solution."


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