BYLINE: By SEAN RODRIGUEZ NEW YORK, Sept. 11 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s new Iran deal will get the “same deal” as the previous one, President Joe Biden said on Sunday, a day after the deal became official in Washington.
“This is the same agreement,” Biden told ABC’s This Week.
“It was the same exact deal we signed back in 2014.
So what we have here is a two-year, $400 billion deal that we will have signed in July.
The same deal that the American people voted for.
So I’m confident that they’ll have the same kind of agreement.”
The new deal, if it becomes law, would lift international sanctions on Iran and provide for an end to Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for lifting sanctions on key Western allies and a reduction in Tehran’s nuclear stockpile.
It is expected to be signed by U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday.
Biden, a former vice president and a former Democratic presidential candidate, said the U.N. Security Council should not make any “immediate changes” in the deal, which was passed by the U,N.
General Assembly on Friday and is expected be signed on Tuesday.
Bidens remarks came a day before the U (UNITED NATIONS) is due to hold a Security Council session for the first time since the Iran deal was passed.
On Friday, Biden was scheduled to attend a summit with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, in Beijing, but the summit was postponed after a U.K. diplomat was shot to death outside the summit venue.
On Sunday, Biden told CNN that he believed the United States had been unfairly blamed for the Iranian deal’s failure and that the administration had made a mistake in failing to sign the new agreement with the U.,N.
He said the United Nations “did a very good job” of protecting the agreement and said it was important to make the case for the U and the international community to sign it.
Bids visit to Iran in 2019 will be the first from the United Kingdom since the nuclear deal was signed in 2015.
The administration has said that the U would remain a member of the Security Council for up to 20 years, but a new administration has also been pushing for the United states to leave the council in 2019.
In an interview with the British newspaper The Guardian on Saturday, Biden said the new nuclear deal “should be a template for the rest of the world.”
He said it had been a good negotiation and “it was the right thing to do,” adding that “this has not been an easy negotiation, and we made a very bad mistake.”
In the past, Biden has suggested he might run for president in 2020.