The United States is in a critical stage to finalize negotiations with Iran, which could have serious global implications if a deal is not reached. This event will examine the current status of the US re-negotiation efforts, as well as the strategic and regional implications of reaching a deal. This discussion will also examine the ways Iran has progressed it’s nuclear program following US withdrawal during the Trump administration, as well as the next steps for the nation if a deal can be reached. With the clock ticking to strike a deal, the US is sitting at a definitive crux for completion.
In a conversation with:
Chen Zak Kane
Director, Middle East Nonproliferation Program
Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
Co-Chair, Councilors Program
Tom Sanderson Consulting, LLC.
IranSource Apr 8, 2021
‘Here’s the (Iran) deal, folks’: Americans are fine with a return to the JCPOA
By Barbara Slavin
Thanks to the fact that the Donald Trump administration’s unilateral withdrawal from the JCPOA has been such an obvious and abysmal failure, a majority of Americans now support the original deal.
IranSource Apr 23, 2021
‘Poison pill sanctions’ are hard for Vienna negotiators to swallow
By Brian O’Toole
“Poison pill sanctions,” a large list of sanctions that would have been allowed under the 2015 nuclear accord, are clearly the sticking point in the ongoing negotiations and the focus of the technical working groups in Vienna.
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