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Biden's Billion-dollar Question: Does Iran Still Want a Deal?

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Ebrahim Raisi’s election as Iran’s next president was predictable, and with the sixth round of the Vienna talks on the U.S. reentry to the Iranian nuclear deal reaching an impasse, it seems that seeds of new thinking on the accord have been planted in Washington.

Ostensibly, nothing fundamentally has changed: Both the United States and Iran – occasional belligerent rhetoric aside – are still  intent on reaching a deal that essentially reinstates the tenets, mechanisms and phases of the original 2015 agreement. As chief Iranian negotiator Abbas Araghchi put it, “It’s time for the countries to make a decision.”

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