With Vienna Talks on Cusp of Collapse, Little Reason Seen for Iran to Rejoin Nuclear Deal


Assessment: Britain, France and Germany said Tuesday that the parties were “rapidly reaching the end of the road” …

As European and US diplomats voice their frustration with Iran’s new demands amid last-ditch efforts to revive the 2015 nuclear deal, experts say Tehran is demonstrating little interest in moderating its stance, undeterred by the threat of harsher economic sanctions should diplomacy fail.

Indirect nuclear talks between Iran and the world powers, which entered their seventh round on Nov. 29 in Vienna, are verging on collapse as Tehran under recently-elected president Ebrahim Raisi has abandoned compromises achieved in previous sessions.

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Sima Shine, head of the Iran program at the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) in Tel Aviv, argues that the demands Iran is now putting on the table will be “impossible” to get.

“Iran is not motivated too much to go back to the JCPOA. They have no interest and they believe they can survive,” Shine told The Algemeiner. “They are not in a hurry to any place and in the negotiations, they feel they have the better cards.”

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