Guided by domestic concerns, Biden aims to reenter Iran deal as ‘first step’

Despite objections by Israel, other countries, and many US lawmakers, president-elect wants to avoid escalation in Middle East so he can focus on America’s challenges

AP — A lot of the characters are the same for US President-elect Joe Biden as they were in 2015, but the scene is far starker, as he reassembles a team of veteran negotiators to get back into the nuclear deal with Iran.

US President Donald Trump worked to blow up the multinational deal to contain Iran’s nuclear program during his four years in office, gutting the diplomatic achievement of predecessor Barack Obama in favor of what Trump called a maximum pressure campaign against Iran.

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