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Russia’s War Has Changed the Iran Nuclear Deal Calculus

  • Efforts to revive Iran accord suspended amid Ukraine war
  • Security concerns have catalyzed Arab diplomacy with Israel
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IAEA Chief Hopes Iran Trip Revives Nuclear Deal

Russia’s war on Ukraine is reshuffling Middle East diplomacy and forcing the U.S. to reassess the political costs of reviving the 2015 nuclear accord with Iran. 

Clinching the deal after a year of negotiations now hangs on a sticking point that people familiar with the talks say has emerged as the most politically explosive for the Biden administration -- whether to remove Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps from the U.S. list of terrorist organizations.