Iran Says “Actions” Must Occur By Joe Biden, And “Not Words”

( Barely a month into his presidency, Joe Biden is already being bullied by Iran, with the nation’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei demanding that the U.S. leader take “action, not words” to revive the 2015 Iran Nuclear Deal.

Former President Donald Trump famously scrapped the deal, which was established during the Obama-Biden administration, after Iran repeatedly broke the conditions and engaged in hostile anti-United States behavior.

Tehran this week set a deadline for President Joe Biden to begin taking actions to end sanctions on Iran, implemented by President Trump. The terrorist-supporting nation indicated that they would take further steps to violate the conditions of the deal if Biden doesn’t take action in time.

In a televised speech, Khamenei threatened to start ramping up the enrichment of uranium in preparation for building a nuclear weapon.

“We have heard many nice words and promises which in practice have been broken and opposite actions have been taken,” Khamenei said. “Words and promises are no good. This time we want only action from the other side, and we will also act,” he threatened.

President Joe Biden has indicated since arriving in the White House that he intends to return to the 2015 Iran Deal, which is still in effect with other Western nations, including France and the United Kingdom, despite Iran breaking the conditions on countless occasions over the last five years.

The Biden administration said earlier this month that Tehran must first become compliant with the deal before the United States returns to the agreement and lifts sanctions, but Tehran has indicated the opposite.

In recent months, Iran has continued to breach the deal, announcing that snap inspections from the International Atomic Energy Agency will be ceased, effectively allowing the nation to plow ahead with plans to develop a nuclear weapon without the knowledge of Western nations.

European nations still subscribed to the deal indicated their opposition to the plans, describing it as a major breach, but Iranian President Hassan Rouhani of Iran claimed that ending the inspections is not a “significant step” as Iran would still comply with the obligations of the deal.

…they just won’t allow the West to check.

“We will end the implementation of the Additional Protocol on Feb. 23 and what will be implemented will be based on the safeguards,” the Iranian president said.

President Joe Biden has not yet responded to the threat, and the attitude from the White House appears significantly less combative than when President Donald Trump was in charge.

In September, then-President Trump warned Iran that the United States would retaliate with “1,000 times greater” force if the nation planned any attacks on the U.S. following the assassination of terrorist leader Qassem Suleimani.

How times change…