National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan is not worried that Iran’s new president will upset negotiations between Tehran and other world powers on the possibility of resurrecting the 2015 nuclear deal. Hmm.
During ~ Appeared on ABC News this week on Sunday, Sullivan was asked by host George Stephanopoulos if the election of Ebrahim Raisi would affect the likelihood of reaching an agreement. Sullivan replied that Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei would decide for the country. “He was the same person before and after the election, so it’s ultimately up to him,” Sullivan added.
Negotiations are underway in Vienna, and Khamenei is believed to have approved the negotiations because he hopes the sanctions on Iran will be lifted. Khamenei is considered the leader of the ultra-conservative Raishi, a former Attorney General of Iran.
Sullivan said that the most important thing the United States can do to Raishi as the new president of Iran is “keep an eye on the ball, which means that our top priority right now is for Iran to get nuclear weapons. Diplomacy is not a military conflict, but the best way to achieve it. Therefore, we negotiate with the Iranians in a clear and solid way and their Check if you can reach the result of boxing the nuclear program.