Secretary of State Blinken Discusses Iran

Administration wants “longer and stronger” deal with Iran.

Secretary of State Anthony Blinken warned that Iran could be a “matter of weeks” away from having enough fissile material for a nuclear weapon if it keeps violating the terms of the 2015 nuclear deal.

The United States is looking to return to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Iran, he said. President Trump had withdrawn the U.S. from the agreement in 2018.

Secretary Blinken added that the United States will work on its allies and partners for a “longer and stronger” deal if Iran continues to lift restraints in the nuclear deal. He would not say if a promise to release detained Americans would be a condition for an extended nuclear treaty.

“Irrespective of… any deal those Americans need to be released. Period,” he said. “We’re going to focus on making sure that they come home one way or another.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary of State Blinken and others in the administration as they deal with the increases in production of weapon-capable nuclear material by Iran.
  • For Americans who have been detained by the Iranian regime, their safety and health, and their soon release.
  • For administration officials considering whether or not to lift sanctions and embargoes that have been placed on Iran.

Sources: Times of Israel, NBC News, Newsmax


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