Sasse also called on Iran to "stop violating the deal and return to fulfilling all its nuclear obligations completely".
What Europe does seem to want is for the Biden administration to ease the tensions and sanctions that have defined President Trump's relationship with Iran and offer Tehran "some tangible economic benefits" before the vote, theoretically creating incentive for the next government to negotiate.
Iran roundly condemned the statement, saying that the U.S. policy of maximum pressure has turned into a "maximum failure".
Germany sees a chance to return to a joint transatlantic approach in tackling Iran's nuclear programme once the new United States administration under President-elect Joe Biden takes office, a German official said on Monday.
While denying that the Islamic Republic's plans were determined by developments in other countries, Rouhani admitted that the lives of Iranians were impacted by "inhuman and unjust pressure from the White House" and that if the USA were to return to its obligations, the conditions in which Iran finds itself would change.
At a meeting with Rouhani, parliament speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf and judicial chief Ebrahim Raisi, Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said "we can't trust foreigners and hope for an opening on their part".
Abrams on Wednesday said it would be wrong to assume that a new administration could reverse Iran policy like switching a light and that negotiations to return to the Iran nuclear deal would take many months.
Since Biden's victory in the November 3 U.S. presidential election, Rouhani has repeatedly signaled his openness to the incoming USA administration, although Iran's supreme leader has cautioned against hopes of an opening with the West. President Donald Trump left that deal unilaterally two years ago.
Other signatories to the Iran nuclear deal expressed opposition to President Trump's Iran policy and the endangering of the deal which they have tried to keep on life support.