Iran’s President-elect Ebrahim Raisi attends a news conference in Tehran, Iran June 21, 2021.
Majid Asgaripour | WANA News Agency | Reuters
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iranian President-elect Ebrahim Raisi gave his first press conference since the country’s election, saying Monday his priorities would be to improve ties with regional neighbors and revive the 2015 nuclear deal — and at the same time squarely ruling out meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden.
“We support the negotiations that guarantee our national interests. … America should immediately return to the deal and fulfill its obligations under the deal,” Raisi, the hardline cleric who is himself under U.S. sanctions,…