The Final Hurdles Facing a New U.S.-Iran Nuclear Deal
MIN READFeb 15, 2022 | 22:22 GMT
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) arrives at the U.S. Capitol before a classified Senate Foreign Relations briefing on Iran on Feb. 9, 2022.
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Iran, the United States and major world powers appear to be inching toward a deal to resume compliance with the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), but an agreement is not assured nor would it necessarily survive past the U.S. presidential election in 2024. Western, Russian and Chinese officials have suggested that a new U.S.-Iran nuclear deal could soon be reached as talks, which resumed in Vienna on Feb. 8, enter what many Western diplomats have described as the final stage. For the West, time is of the essence due to the rapid advancement of Iran’s nuclear program. ...