Iran’s hard-liner Raisi won’t meet with U.S. President

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Israel is thought to have struck at Iran’s Natanz Uranium facility in April. And Iranian nuclear scientists have also been targeted.

The election took place during the G-7 summit in Vienna. Diplomats were negotiating to renew the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear deal with Iran. And the Biden administration is desperately hoping for the Obama-era “deal” to be reinstated.

President Trump terminated the nuclear deal claiming that the US paid Iran billions of dollars for nothing. And that some of the money was used to fund terrorism. He also said that Iran was not allowing inspectors into facilities and had secret nuclear facilities. And that there was no way to assure that they were enriching uranium at the lower levels that deal required.