Time Never Seems to Run Out for Iran Negotiations

It has been seven months since the Biden administration has been warning Iran that time was running out for nuclear diplomacy. For nearly two months, U.S. and European officials have been claiming there are “weeks, not months” left to get to a deal. Yet, talks keep dragging on.

In the absence of credible “Plan B” alternatives to further open-ended diplomacy with Iran, these repeated and unfulfilled warnings that time is running out – as detailed in JINSA’s infographic below – merely encourage Tehran to drag out talks, advance its nuclear weapons program and accrue more leverage to extract U.S. concessions. The United States should work urgently with Israel and others to develop viable military options that can deter or prevent Iran’s ongoing march to the nuclear threshold.

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JINSA Staff Contributors

Jonathan Ruhe – Director of Foreign Policy
Andrew Ghalili – Senior Policy Analyst
Sam Millner – Policy Analyst