U.S. Offers Sanctions Relief in Iran Talks

Progress on restoring nuclear deal remains fragile.

Five days of talks in Vienna have wrapped up with President Biden’s administration signaling that it is open to easing sanctions against critical elements of Iran’s economy, including oil and finance, in an effort to narrow differences in nuclear talks.

Despite efforts at progress, senior diplomats warn that weeks of difficult negotiations over the 2015 nuclear agreement remain ahead and progress is fragile. Complicating the talks in Vienna are domestic politics in both Washington and Tehran—and Iran’s refusal to meet directly with the U.S.

Many of the sanctions were imposed during President Trump’s administration, citing Iran’s ties to terrorism in the region for their authority.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For wisdom for U.S. officials as they look to reenter the nuclear deal with Iran.
  • For discernment for the president’s administration in lifting sanctions on Iran.
  • For the safety of the U.S. and Israel in light of Iran’s aggressive goals.

Sources: Wall Street Journal, The Hill


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