Biden must bite the bullet on Iran

Acceding to the country’s demands may be risky for the US president – but the looming prospect of a nuclear-armed Tehran is far worse, says Kelsey Davenport

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Kelsey Davenport

Director for Nonproliferation Policy, Arms Control Association, USA

In 2015, a group of countries made up of Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the United States reached a multilateral agreement with Iran that ended a decades-long dispute over Tehran’s nuclear programme and effectively blocked its pathways to nuclear weapons. Now, nearly seven years after that historic agreement was reached, Iran’s nuclear programme poses a greater proliferation threat than ever before.

Yet President Joe Biden risks further escalating this nuclear crisis by allowing domestic political pressures rather than effective nonproliferation policy to guide America’s approach to Iran.

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