United States and Iran to Reach Another Nuclear Deal

Iran is one step closer to getting a nuclear weapon.

The Biden administration is about to reach a nuclear deal within the coming days. Meanwhile, Russia is likely to be the winner if the nuclear deal is signed.

Iran inches closer to getting a nuclear weapon

A European diplomat familiar with the matter told Fox News the talks regarding the Iran nuclear deal are concluding in Vienna, Austria, which will reinstate the 2015 nuclear agreement.

However, the diplomat warned any deal which involves countries like China, America, Iran, and Russia has the potential to unravel anytime in the future.

The deal named the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which was signed under the Obama administration in 2015, was supposed to roll back international sanctions on Iran if the country stops its nuclear activity.

However, the Trump administration believed those sanctions were too little to stop Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. Thus, the deal was wrapped up by Trump; now Joe Biden is once again near reinstating it.

Since the deal became unfunctional, Iran increased its nuclear stockpile to a great extent.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) also reiterated this week when the enriched Uranium stockpile of Iran increased significantly.

However, the agency was unable to measure the exact volume of Iran’s uranium as the country imposed sanctions on the international agency.

When the Biden administration started negotiations last year and tried to revive the deal, it faced massive resistance from Iran; the country was seeking significant sanctions relief before starting talks.

Russia will get financial benefit from the Iran nuclear deal

The biggest concern of stakeholders is the potential benefit Russia would get if the deal is revived. Thus, the European diplomat stated Moscow could get financial benefits, including payments to take Iranian Uranium.

Despite the rising concerns about Russia’s benefits in the deal, the State Department did not comment when facing inquiries on if the Biden administration has any concerns regarding reducing sanctions on Russia in order to reach the deal.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken signed a waiver last month that sought not to impose sanctions on many countries and companies involved in the civilian nuclear deal.

Back then, a senior official of the State Department noted without signing this waiver, it is not possible to do technical discussions with third parties regarding stuff needed to reach the nuclear deal.

Meanwhile, Iran is still hoping to take maximum advantage of the softness of the Biden administration. 

Iran’s foreign minister Amirabdollahian noted he wants to go to Vienna immediately to sign the deal, but the United States must agree to meet more demands of Tehran.

He told the European Union all parties are likely to reach a” good agreement” soon, but for this purpose, the western world must incorporate the remaining concerns of Iran.

Over time, western officials have maintained they are running against time to reach a nuclear deal, as Iran is nearing weapon-grade uranium.

However, the Islamic regime posits it will not rush to the deal at any cost.