Following a 60-day review period, Congress weighed in on a joint resolution either approving or disapproving the final deal on Iran’s nuclear program.
If negotiators are now prepared to allow for greater exports of Iranian energy resources, should the self-imposed ban on American crude oil remain in place?
In making the case for the nuclear agreement with Iran, President Obama has favored one main argument: this deal is preferable to the other choices available.
BPC analysis comparing the April framework agreement between Iran and the P5+1 to the text of the final deal reveals several worrying discrepancies.
Given the complexity of the sanctions regime, distinguishing between those measures which are and are not “nuclear-related” will pose a significant challenge.
In the nearly two years since Iran and the P5+1 countries agreed to the Joint Plan of Action, one thing is drastically different—the U.S. negotiating team.
A nuclear weapons-capable Iran would be strategically untenable for the United States. Preventing that outcome—hopefully diplomatically—has been a priority for leaders of both parties.