Professor Monshipouri: Chance for nuclear diplomacy in Iran deal shouldn’t be wasted

Author: Campus Memo
January 24, 2022

The importance of negotiations in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) cannot be underestimated, International Relations Chair Mahmood Monshipouri writes in a Dec. 26 op-ed for “The Tehran Times.

“The Biden administration can significantly reduce the tensions between Iran and the United States by making the JCPOA a lasting and sustainable agreement,” Monshipouri wrote. “The benefits of such an accord accrue only if Washington gets the picture right, by taking note of Iran’s security needs, most particularly its legitimate defensive and deterrence claims. Absent such an approach, it is a foregone conclusion that the colossal wall of mistrust between Iran and the United States is unlikely to be dismantled any time soon.”