Sec. Kerry walks down a hallway with the Iranian Foreign Minister and EU Representative

Update on the Iran Nuclear Talks



Last month, I talked about the coming deadline for the nuclear talks between Iran and the P5+1, which was on November 24. At the time, it was unclear whether the sides would reach an agreement, whether they would extend the talks, or whether they would walk away. We learned on the 24 that the parties could not reach a comprehensive agreement, but decided on a 7-month extension until June, during which remaining difference would be sorted out.

Yet, even though the talks have been extended, their future remains unclear. The fact that a deal has still not been reached has provoked a political backlash in both Iran and the United States, and it remains to be seen whether the sides can make the concessions necessary for a deal. In the United States, support is building for new sanctions legislation on Iran that could scuttle the negotiations. Amidst this crucial time in the talks, opinions are split:

 

 

With suggestions that the sides may reach a comprehensive agreement in less than seven months, there’s bound to be a lot of news on this issue in the near future. Stay tuned to RACblog to find out more as the news breaks!

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Jonathan Edelman

About Jonathan Edelman

Jonathan Edelman is a 2014-2015 Eisendrath Legislative Assistant at the RAC. A 2014 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Jonathan is originally from Jacksonville, FL and is a member of Congregation Ahavath Chesed.

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