New BLOG post | US election 2020: towards a shift in US-Iran relations and a new Middle East regional order? / Part 2 | MEDirections

Iran-US relations might witness a turnaround. The main challenge for the Biden administration will be to recreate trust in the Iranian government. The Trump administration’s withdrawal from the deal has left a deep sense of mistrust which is likely to persist given the lack of guarantees that a new deal would be sustained. However, there is a symbolic value in the US’s return to the JCPoA as it counts as an admission that withdrawing from the agreement was a mistake.

In the US, despite the growing politicisation of the JCPoA issue, there is unity among the democrats in supporting diplomacy.


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