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Road back to Iran nuclear deal is paved with obstacles

Diplomatic initiative reflects consideration of US national interests, but faces major opposition from powerful forces both at home and abroad.

US PRESIDENT Joe Biden's decision to withdraw American troops from Afghanistan by the end of this year, resisting pressure from his generals to continue maintaining American military presence in the country, demonstrated his commitment to the pledges he had made during the presidential election campaign, in this case "to end the forever war" in South Asia.

Candidate Biden had also vowed to restore the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran aka the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPA), under which the United States (as part of the group of world powers) had agreed to relax some of the international sanctions on the Islamic republic if Teheran agreed to give up parts of its nuclear programme and open...

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