Biden’s Iran Envoy: Sanctions Are ‘Not the Answer’
Robert Malley on the stalled nuclear deal and Washington’s plan to help Iran’s protesters.
When U.S. President Joe Biden was on the campaign trail two years ago, he promised that the United States would reenter the landmark Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), known as the Iran nuclear deal, which then-U.S. President Donald Trump pulled out of in 2018. Nearly two years into Biden’s term, however, talks to reenter the deal have failed. Instead, Iran has enriched more uranium than ever before and elected a hard-line new president, Ebrahim Raisi, who is less likely to engage in constructive dialogue with the West.
Ravi Agrawal is the editor in chief of Foreign Policy. Twitter: @RaviReports
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