South Asia and Beyond

Iran Nuclear Deal Or No Deal, Is More West Asia Confrontation Likely?

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New Delhi: On ‘The Gist’Dr Trita Parsi, Executive Vice President, Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft and Author, ‘Losing an Enemy: Obama, Iran and the Triumph of Diplomacy’ & ‘Treacherous Alliance: The Secret Dealings of Iran, Israel and the United States’ and the 2010 recipient of the Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order in conversation with StratNews Global Associate Editor Amitabh P. Revi.

Dr Parsi discusses Iran’s atomic energy chief saying his country could build a nuclear bomb but has no plan to even as U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has backed a European Union proposal aimed at salvaging the Iran nuclear deal formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) that President Trump pulled out of in 2018, the Biden administration unveiling new sanctions targeting the “illicit” support for the Iranian oil industry, Israel saying new centrifuges may bring Iran within a month of nuclear breakout, the U.S. announcing a $5 Billion sale of missile defence systems To Saudi Arabia and the UAE, President Biden not having rejoined the JCPOA as promised during his campaign and still following Trump’s ‘maximum pressure’ policy, the new I2U2(india, Israel, UAE and USA) group summit and the situation in West Asia as Israel continues its policy of a shadow war against Iran with cyber attacks and assassinations and the threat of strikes on Iranian nuclear targets.