Challenges for Iran Nuclear Deal’s Revival and its Likely Impact
25 January 2024
In case of the latter, the IAEA’s safeguards are implemented at the respective state’s request.8 In 2006, the IAEA reported non-compliance and violation of the NPT by Iran, which became a signatory of the treaty prior to the Iranian Revolution of 1979, to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). [...] CONTOURS OF THE 2015 JCPOA Evaluating the diplomatic efforts to restore the Nuclear Deal necessitates a thorough understanding of the JCPOA’s contents and its pivotal role in the broader context of the Non-Proliferation Regime (NPR). [...] In fact, this became known as the Iran-Contra scandal of the Regan Administration.65 The current state of the Iran-Israel regional tussle needs to be analysed in the context of the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq. [...] This sentiment significantly influences the Iranian stance in nuclear negotiations.87 The slain commander was the architect of Iran’s extraordinary influence in the region enabled through proxy militias, since he became the head of the IRGC’s Quds force in 1998.88 Furthermore, according to the Iranian constitution, the Supreme Leader has the final say on the state’s foreign policy, in other words. [...] This perspective challenges the notion of diplomacy with Western powers and underlines a broader debate within Iran about the efficacy and necessity of negotiations under current geopolitical circumstances.93 Political Landscape in Washington In the same vein, the political climate within the Beltway appears unfavourable for the restoration of the JCPOA.