The story: The US is reportedly considering floating an interim deal as a stopgap measure in the absence of a revival of the 2015 Iran nuclear accord. Reformist analysts in Iran are open to the idea, but conservatives say it is a “trap” and have shunned it.
Meanwhile, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief Rafael Grossi is due to meet Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian in Tehran on Nov. 23. The visit comes ahead of the IAEA Board of Governors meeting as well as the upcoming indirect Iran-US talks in Vienna to revive the nuclear deal.
The coverage: Six rounds of negotiations in Vienna held earlier this year to restore the 2015 nuclear deal—formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)—stalled in June shortly after President Ebrahim Raisi was elected. After months of delay, Iran’s conservative government has agreed to restart the talks on Nov. 29...
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