Biden Administration Not Shutting Door on Iran Nuclear Deal, for Now

Top Senate Dem: Deal would do nothing for regional stability

Even though there have been no talks in six weeks, and there is still no sign of new talks to come, the Biden Administration says it is not shutting the door to the idea of a nuclear deal with Iran, at least not yet.

Secretary of State Tony Blinken told Congress that it’s still possible for a deal to happen. He again pointed to the IRGC terror listing, saying Iran needs to “justify” a delisting for that to happen.

The state of the IRGC, according to EU negotiators, is just one of several issues yet to be resolved, though in recent weeks the US has acted as though it is the sole issue outstanding.

Top Senate Democrat Bob Menendez (D-NJ), head of the Foreign Relations Committee, says that the deal will not help with regional stability, nor resolve “essential challenges that we have with Iran.” Menendez has been critical of the nuclear deal for a long time.

Author: Jason Ditz

Jason Ditz is senior editor of