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Biden’s New Iran Nuclear Courtship

The Biden Administration is pursuing an unwritten “understanding” with Iran to get to the brink of a nuclear breakout but go no further. The deal offers financial relief for Iran via sanctions waivers and a promise of no new sanctions or IAEA censures, while requesting only that Iran not enrich uran

  • The Biden Administration is pursuing an unwritten “understanding” with Iran to get to the brink of a nuclear breakout but go no further.
  • The deal offers financial relief for Iran via sanctions waivers and a promise of no new sanctions or IAEA censures, while requesting only that Iran not enrich uranium beyond 60%.
  • There’s no trust and little verification. The new strategy is hope and pay.
  • The U.S. gave Iraq a sanctions waiver to pay Iran $2.76 billion for gas and electricity, five times as large as past payments.
  • This mini-deal is less a restraint on Iranian nuclear ambitions than an effort to put those ambitions on hold until after the U.S. presidential election in 2024.
Biden’s New Iran Nuclear Courtship
The White House wants to push the issue past the 2024 election.

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