Iran talks: No sign of compromise over IRGC designation - analysis

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Iran talks: No sign of compromise over IRGC designation - analysis
Israel’s ambassador to the US, Mike Herzog, said he would like to see that deterrence in place “with or without a deal.”
By OMRI NAHMIAS
Published: APRIL 14, 2022

WASHINGTON – Israel’s ambassador to the US, Mike Herzog, said on Monday that no deal would put Tehran in a box “unless there is a serious deterrence vis-à-vis Iran.” In a live interview with The Washington Post, Herzog said he would like to see that deterrence in place “with or without a deal.” Delisting the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps from the Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) list remains the only major stumbling block between the US and Iran in their efforts to revive the 2015 nuclear agreement.

In recent days, Gen. Mark Milley and the State Department referred to the “IRGC Quds Force” as a terror group, but did not ascribe the entire organization as such and this led some to believe that the US is signaling a new line – delisting all the IRGC branches, except the Quds Force. Washington experts see three possible scenarios: The first option is a last-minute compromise, for example, if the sides decide to sign the JCPOA first and put aside the IRGC question for a later date. The second option would see one of the parties back down completely from its demands – an unlikely scenario. Lastly, there may be no agreement.

more............. https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/iran-news/article-704103
 
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