Saeed Khatibzadeh was asked in a November 8, 2020 interview on Al-Alam TV (Iran) what would be Iran's position if Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden announces a willingness to rejoin the JCPOA under certain conditions and provisions. Khatibzadeh responded that the United States is in "no position" to set conditions for its return to the JCPOA. Rather, he said that the U.S. would have to end its economic war against Iran and compensate Iran for the billions of dollars of economic damages that it has sustained.
Interviewer: "In case U.S. President-Elect Joe Biden announces that he will return to the nuclear agreement, but wants to add conditions and provisions to it, what will Iran's position be?"
Saeed Khatibzadeh: "The U.S. is in no position to set conditions for Iran. The U.S. violated the nuclear agreement, which was ratified by the Security Council. The U.S. has caused billions of dollars in damages to the Iranian people, and it withdrew from the nuclear agreement. [The U.S.] is not in a position to set conditions for others, or conditions for returning to the nuclear agreement. Actually, it must answer many questions. The Leader of the Islamic Revolution [Khamenei] said that the U.S. must atone for its mistakes and its policies. Secondly, the economic war that the U.S. has imposed on Iran must end. Thirdly, the U.S. must abide by all its commitments, and more importantly, it must compensate Iran for all the damages it has sustained."