The US special envoy to Iran, Robert Malley, stated that the administration of President Joe Biden “cannot wait forever” for Iran to decide to resume talks on returning to the nuclear agreement.
Mali added in, “We cannot wait forever while Iran continues its nuclear progress, because their progress at some point will make a return to the nuclear agreement much less valuable to the United States,” but added that his country “is ready to be patient.”
Mali, who was tasked by Biden with restoring the United States’ commitment to the nuclear agreement between Iran and major powers, said last August that the unknown variables in the talks related to the behavior of the Iranians, but added: “We are ready to resume the talks, which we would not have done if we did not believe that The deal is possible.
He revealed at the time that the United States has alternative options in case the 2015 agreement is not revived, including signing a new agreement completely separate from that agreement that expires by 2030.
As for the other option, it is imposing sanctions against Tehran that come in coordination with European allies.