On Tuesday, July 19 at 19:30 GMT:
Tensions are rising within the Center East as Iran pushes ahead with its nuclear ambitions, regardless of warnings from its neighbours and the US.
US President Joe Biden mentioned this month that he prefers to proceed negotiating with Iran about its nuclear programme. However underneath strain from Israel, he added that the US could be keen to make use of pressure as a final resort, and “we’re not going to attend without end” for Tehran to return to the desk.
Biden needs Iran to return to the phrases of a landmark 2015 deal through which Iran agreed to curb its nuclear programme in change for sanctions aid. In 2018, the Trump administration scuttled that accord by pulling the US out of The Joint Complete Plan of Motion (JCPOA) and reimposing crushing financial penalties.
Since then, Iran has been rising its stockpile of extremely enriched uranium, a violation of the JCPOA. Officers keep its nuclear programme is for peaceable functions. However in June, the United Nations mentioned Iran has secured sufficient uranium to produce a nuclear weapon. And in an indication that Tehran is now not dedicated to the accord, officers not too long ago took down greater than two dozen cameras utilized by the UN to watch Iran’s nuclear exercise.
Many diplomats concern time is operating out to make a cope with Iran. However breaking the present deadlock between Tehran and Washington would require compromise on all sides. With talks at a standstill, and Iran forging forward with its atomic ambitions, a brand new settlement appears unlikely. On this episode of The Stream we ask, is the Iran nuclear deal useless? Be a part of the dialog.
On this episode of The Stream, we’re joined by:
Negar Mortazavi, @NegarMortazavi
Host, The Iran Podcast
Hillary Mann Leverett
Seyed Mostafa Khoshcheshm, @khoshcheshm
Iran Affairs Analyst