US keeps close eye on Iran after new president comes to power

As Ebrahim Raisi became Iran's president-elect over the weekend, the White House is staying the course on negotiations to reinstate the Iran Nuclear Deal.
1:21 | 06/21/21

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to sit down and meet with president Biden. Yet on "This week" I brought this question to the president's national security adviser Jake Sullivan. Our paramount priority is to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon. We believe diplomacy is the best way to achieve that rather than military conflict. We're going to negotiate in a firm way with the Iranians to arrive at an outcome that puts their nuclear program into a box. Let's bring in Mary Bruce. What's the next step for the Biden administration? Reporter: The white house is optimistic. Their plan is to keep their eye on the ball. Raisi's win isn't expected to derail these talks. In fact there's some thought this presents a unique window to get this deal done before the new president takes office later this summer. Sullivan saying the arrow is pointed in the right direction in these talks. He was blunt in saying what comes next may not be up to the new president, but rather the supreme leader. They believe the ayatollah is interested in restarting the deal and ultimately he's the one with the final word. There are questions around sanctions and the longevity of any deal. Mary Bruce, thanks. T.J.? Let's turn to the incredible

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