On Wednesday, July 15 at 11:30 a.m. EST, Matthew Kroenig, Brent Scowcoft Center Nonresident Senior Fellow, and Barbara Slavin, South Asia Center Nonresident Senior Fellow, had a conversation on the implications of this deal over a conference call. Francis J. Ricciardone, Director of the Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East, served as the moderator.

After twenty months of negotiations, US, European, and Iranian leaders announced that a deal had been reached over Iran’s nuclear program. The new deal will restrict the amount of nuclear fuel that Iran can stockpile over the next fifteen years, requires Iran to reduce its current stockpile of low enriched uranium by 98 percent, and reduces the number of centrifuges spinning at Iran’s primary enrichment center.

While the details of the deal have finally been made public, many questions remain about what the deal means for other areas of US-Iran relations, for the geopolitics of the Middle East, and for US national security. The participants of this call address the wide range of implications of the deal: What does a deal mean for the future of US-Iran relations? How will the nuclear deal impact the US relationship with key Gulf partners? Should the deal have addressed Iran’s destabilizing activities throughout the region? How has the deal been received by lawmakers in the United States and Iran?