Iran and U.S. Still Far Apart on Reviving the JCPOA

August 23, 2021

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear

Author: 

John Krzyzaniak

Author's Title: 

Research Analyst for Non-Proliferation and Nuclear Policy

Publication: 

International Institute for Strategic Studies

Since Iran, the United States and other parties (China, France, Germany, Russia, the UK and the European Union) wrapped up the sixth round of talks aimed at restoring the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on 20 June, the negotiations have been at a standstill. In mid-July, Tehran announced that its envoys would not return to Vienna for further dialogue until after the president-elect, Ebrahim Raisi, took office on 5 August. But no date has been set for the next round of talks and, more worryingly, unrealistic demands from both the US and Iran indicate that an agreement to revive the deal may not happen soon, if at all.

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