April 23, 2018
Europe Needs To Persuade Iran, Not Just Trump, To Save The Nuclear Deal
By Barbara Slavin
But judging from this analyst’s conversations with Iranian diplomats in Europe and New York over the past week, Macron and his colleagues in Germany and Britain may have an equally crucial task persuading Iran to remain within the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) if US President Donald J. Trump fails to reissue waivers of US sanctions on the next deadline, May 12.
Despite all the attention paid to the US-Iran aspect of the nuclear issue, Iran’s main expectation upon signing the JCPOA was that it would be able to restore and increase economic relations with Europe, traditionally Iran’s major trading partner.
Article in New Atlanticist Here
Barbara Slavin is director of the Future of Iran Initiative at the Atlantic Council. Follow her on Twitter @barbaraslavin1.