Biden will appoint ex-Obama adviser as special envoy for Iran :: Politics :: RBC

The tasks of Robert Mally will include negotiations with Iran on the nuclear program. Secretary of State previously announced plans to renew US commitments on Iran deal if Tehran returns to full compliance

Robert Mally (second from right)

(Фото: Brian Snyder / Reuters / AP)

US President Joe Biden will appoint Robert Malley, a former senior foreign policy adviser to the administration of ex-President Barack Obama, as his special envoy for Iran. It is reported by Reuters citing a senior State Department official and two knowledgeable sources.

Information confirm sources Associated Press and interlocutors The New York Times at the State Department. The newspaper notes that Malli will be responsible for trying to persuade Iran to abandon uranium enrichment beyond the limits set by the 2015 deal. Mally’s appointment is also expected to encourage Tehran to agree to talks with Washington before the United States lifts sanctions against Iran.


Israel TV reports on Biden-Iran talks on nuclear deal


Фото: Vahid Salemi / AP

Malli’s candidacy does not require Senate approval, and his appointment can be officially announced on Friday, January 29th.

According to AP interlocutors, Malli will lead a team of “discerning experts.” He has successfully negotiated with Tehran on the nuclear program on several occasions, and Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, to whom Malli will report directly, is confident that he “can do it again.”

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