Biden's Iran approach praised as deft despite lack of progress

By Arshad Mohammed and John Irish WASHINGTON/PARIS (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden’s refusal to offer upfront sanctions relief to Iran may have angered Tehran’s clerical rulers but it has won some praise at home despite his failure so far to draw Iran into nuclear talks or deter attacks on U.S. forces in Iraq. “Sensible,” said Elliott Abrams, former President Donald Trump’s special envoy for Iran, of Biden’s unwillingness to give Tehran sanctions relief before any talks on both sides resuming compliance with the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. “Negotiation is always a give and take but we should …

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