US envoy says it will be hard to re-enter Iran nuclear deal

The U.S. envoy for Iran says the Trump administration will maintain its pressure campaign until the inauguration and anticipates it will be difficult for a future President Joe Biden to bring the U.S. back into the 2015 nuclear agreement

Elliott Abrams spoke to local journalists on Monday during a visit to Israel, which was staunchly opposed to the nuclear agreement.

"Whether it is possible to go back to the JCPOA remains to be seen," he added, referring to the Iran deal.

Abrams said all U.S. sanctions, including those related to human rights issues and Iran's support for regional militant groups, would remain in place through Jan. 20.