How Europe can save what’s left of the Iran nuclear deal

With the help of Russia and China, European leaders can prevent the total collapse of the 2015 agreement—and keep the region safe

Since the United States withdrew from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, the remaining parties have made a worthwhile effort to salvage it. Iran’s continued patience was met with more US sanctions. Meanwhile, Iran has been unable to get an economic package from its counterparts in the deal that would offset US sanctions. Tehran has responded in recent weeks by reducing its compliance with the deal by increasing the levels to which it is enriching uranium and has announced plans to lessen its commitments every 60 days.

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Deputy Director, Middle East and North Africa programme
Senior Policy Fellow

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