The Heat: Iran’s presidential election and nuclear talks

The Heat

Top diplomats say progress was made in the latest round of talks to negotiate and restore the 2015 nuclear agreement. It is now up to the governments involved in the negotiations to make some decisions. It was the first official meeting in Vienna since Iran’s hard-liner judiciary chief won in the country’s presidential election in a landslide victory. The inauguration for Ebrahim Raisi is still six weeks away, allowing for an opportunity to make a possible deal. Iran’s top negotiator expressed some optimism about this weekend’s talks.

Joining the discussion:

  • Barbara Slavin is the director of the Future of Iran Initiative and a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council.
  • Sina Azodi is a nonresident fellow at the Atlantic Council and a PhD candidate in International Affairs at the University of South Florida.
  • Mohsen Milani is the Executive Director of the Center for Strategic and Diplomatic Studies at the University of South Florida.
  • Ali Akbar Dareini is a researcher and writer for the journal at the Center of Strategic Studies in Tehran.

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