Negotiations with Iran Could Easily Lead to a Worse Deal Than Was Secured in 2015

April 8 2021

This week, American and Iranian diplomats have stationed themselves in separate Viennese hotels, and European mediators have begun carrying messages between the two delegations—with the aim of finding a way to restore the 2015 nuclear agreement, known officially as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). The Biden administration has promised that it will seek to secure an improved version of that deal, which Tehran violated and from which Washington then withdrew. But the White House has already stated its willingness to remove sanctions, and likely seeks to reach an agreement before the Islamic Republic’s elections in June. Noah Rothman comments:

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More about: Iran nuclear program, Joseph Biden, U.S. Foreign policy

Israel’s Naval Shadow War with Iran Comes Out into the Open

April 9 2021

Wednesday night, Israeli planes struck a weapons depot outside Damascus, reportedly killing three pro-Iran fighters. While such attacks have become both routine and widely known, the IDF has also been fighting the Islamic Republic at sea, a fact only recently brought to public attention because of an explosion on an Iranian military vessel on Tuesday. Ron Ben Yishai explains:

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More about: Iran, Israeli Security, Naval strategy, US-Israel relations