Iran and the United States try to get back to the table
This week is the closest Iran and the US have come to returning to the nuclear deal.
Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf speaks after being elected as speaker of the parliament, in Tehran, Iran, Thursday, May 28, 2020. Iran's parliament elected the former mayor of Tehran tied to the Revolutionary Guard, solidifying hardline control of the body as tensions between the US and the Islamic republic remained high over the collapsed nuclear deal (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi) (AP Photo)
26 Feb 2021
Days before a United States airstrike hit “Iranian-backed targets” in Syria, Iran and the US were trying to get back to the negotiating table. This week is the closest the two nations have come to returning to the nuclear deal. It is also the closest Iran has come to seeing an end to the latest round of US sanctions – sanctions that began when Donald Trump withdrew the US from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. But it has not been an easy start. This episode has been updated to incorporate recent news events.