Friday, August 5, 2022

Could these Iran nuclear negotiations yield a different result? - analysis

Does anyone think the same Western strategy will nail down a nuclear deal with Iran this week when it has failed in so many previous rounds?

Even US negotiators do not really believe that the latest nuclear talks with Iran, which started on Thursday, will lead to an agreement.

The strategy in Washington for 20 months has been mostly to play “good cop” to the Islamic Republic, and hope that the contrast with the Trump administration will convince it to return to the “nuclear box” of limitations set forth in the 2015 JCPOA deal.

Accordingly, the Biden administration has made a variety of reported concessions to Tehran, including agreeing to allow them to keep new advanced centrifuges for enriching uranium in storage rather than having to destroy them.

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