The Heat: Iran Nuclear Deal

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Eight years later, what is the fate of the Iran nuclear deal?

In 2015, the U.S., UK, China, France, Germany, Russia, the European Union and Iran agreed to a deal that would ensure Tehran’s nuclear program would be peaceful. The Comprehensive Plan of Action or the JCPOA as it’s called came to a halt in 2018 after the United States unilaterally violated the agreement. 

Talks to reinstate the accord began after U.S. President Joe Biden took office. The Iranians say they are prepared to continue with negotiations.

Joining the discussion:

  • Barbara Slavin is a Distinguished Fellow on the Middle East & North Africa at the Stimson Center. 
  • Klaus Larres is a Professor of History & International Affairs at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 
  • John Ghazvinian is the Executive Director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Middle East Center. 
  • Kaveh Afrasiabi is an Author, Political Scientist and Expert on Iran’s Foreign Affairs.