The Obama administration struck a deal in 2015 with Iran aimed at preventing Iran from developing nuclear weapons; the other signatories of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action were Great Britain, France, Russia, China and the European Union. After campaigning against the deal in 2016, President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of it, although other countries are still part of it.
“Our diplomats will continue to work on this over the next few weeks to try to achieve a mutual return to the JCPOA, which is the Iran nuclear deal, on the basis of compliance for compliance,” Sullivan said.
Sullivan also addressed further statements from North Korea attacking President Joe Biden for his rhetoric over his belligerent behavior.
“For four successive administrations,” said Sullivan, “two Republicans and two Democrats, it has been impossible for anyone to predict exactly what North Korea will do and I am not going to jump into the prediction. “be prepared to respond if, in fact, they do so in concert with our allies and partners. And we will certainly be prepared if that were to happen.”