Final does not mean final in Iran nuclear talks


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Final does not mean final in Iran nuclear talks
DIPLOMATIC AFFAIRS: The Iran nuclear talks have been almost over for 10 months, and it keeps getting dragged out further.
Published: AUGUST 19, 2022

We’ve been hearing it for something like 10 months at this point: Iran nuclear talks are almost over.

First it was a matter of weeks, which continued for many weeks. Then the end was days away. Then there was a hiatus of almost five months, during which we were told by Western parties to the talks that time is of the essence. When the talks made a comeback in recent weeks, it was the last chance to salvage the 2015 agreement before it no longer has significant nonproliferation benefits.

Earlier this month, we got the “final” text of the renewed Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), as the 2015 Iran deal was known – but even that was subject to talks on technical aspects of implementation.