President-elect intends to work on returning the U.S. to the agreement on Iran, but does not plan for much change with regard to China.
U.S. President-elect Joe Biden intends to make a major effort to bring the U.S. back to efforts “to reach an understanding with allies.
President-elect intends to work to bring the country back into the joint agreement between Western countries, Iran and Russia on Iran’s nuclear program, but does not plan for significant changes in policy toward China.
He said this in an interview with the New York Times.
Biden noted that returning the U.S. to the deal on Iran, from which they withdrew in 2018, will not be easy, but the Democrats support it.
“There is a lot of work ahead of us. I’m concentrating on getting it started as soon as possible,” the politician said.
According to him, the future administration plans, in cooperation with allies and partners, to participate in negotiations and formulate additional agreements that would develop and prolong restrictions on Iran’s nuclear program and on the republic’s missile program.
At that, Biden noted that the agreement, which would control Tehran’s nuclear developments, is “the best instrument to ensure stability in the region”.
Otherwise, the Democrat is sure, it would be necessary to beware of the situation when Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Egypt and other countries of the region would want to develop nuclear weapons.
“Building nuclear capability in this part of the world is the last thing we want,” Biden said.
Recall that in 2018, President Trump announced the withdrawal of the U.S. from the agreement on the Iranian nuclear program and restored the effect of previously lifted sanctions against Iran.
Later Trump administration introduced a number of other sanctions. Although its campaign to exert maximum pressure on Tehran had a devastating impact on the Iranian economy, Iran has not returned to the negotiating table and has not stopped interfering in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon.
The administration also aims to further limit Tehran’s support for a number of puppet pro-Iranian armed groups in those countries.
The U.S. is supplying high-tech weapons to Arab monarchies in the Persian Gulf that view Iran as an enemy.
Biden has no intention to change anything about the policy towards China pursued by the administration of incumbent President Donald Trump.
He said, in particular, that so far he wants to leave in force the 25 percent tariffs imposed by the Trump administration on almost half of China’s exports to the United States.
This also applies to the agreement reached between Washington and Beijing on China’s acquisition of American goods and services in 2020-2021 for $ 200 billion to balance trade between the two countries.
Biden made it clear that he first intends to assess the effectiveness and feasibility of these measures, and then make any decisions on them.
“I am not going to take any immediate action; this also applies to tariffs. I am not going to limit my options,” he said.
Biden explained that he first wants to consult with the traditional allies of the U.S. in Asia and Europe so that “it would be possible to develop a coherent strategy.
I think the best strategy for China is one that achieves a common understanding with our allies,” Biden said. – I think the best strategy for China is one that achieves a common understanding with our allies,” Biden said. “It will be a top priority for me in the first weeks of my presidency to get back to working with our allies.
Biden said his U.S. trade policy with China will focus on making progress on eliminating “bad practices” from China, he said.
Such policies, he said, include intellectual property theft, dumping of goods, illegal corporate subsidies, and forcing U.S. companies to transfer technology to Chinese corporations.