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Should Europe keep pushing for a nuclear deal with Iran?



Can the Iran nuclear deal be saved? Talks seemed on the brink of a breakthrough in March 2022 but are reportedly now deadlocked. The 2015 nuclear deal signed with Russia, the US, UK, France, Germany, and China was designed to lift economic sanctions in return for restraining Iran’s nuclear ambitions. However, in May 2018, the US unilaterally withdrew from the deal, and it has been on life support ever since.

Want to learn more about the Iran nuclear deal? Check out our infographic below (click for a bigger version):

What do our readers think? During a focus group discussion we ran, we had a comment from Yordan suggesting that the Iran nuclear deal would might be at risk if Trump wins in 2025, and another comment from Antonia wondering how the EU has managed to maintain a somewhat united voice when it comes to Iran.

To get some responses, we put these questions to two participants during a Friends of Europe online event on Iran’s nuclear deal, and recorded answers from:

  •  Ana Gomes, former diplomat & MEP
  •  Barbara Slavin, Director, Future of Iran Initiative, Atlantic Council

You can watch their responses in the video above.

Should Europe keep pushing for a nuclear deal with Iran? Would the Iran nuclear deal be at risk if Trump wins in 2025? How has the EU managed to maintain a united voice towards Iran? Let us know your thoughts and comments in the form below and we’ll take them to policymakers and experts for their reactions!

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