Obama's strategy at the 2016 Oval Office meeting was to "start by buttering up Trump," according to a copy of a forthcoming book obtained by Insider.
To restore the 2015 nuclear deal, Biden needs Congress' support, including that of hawkish Democrats.
The window of opportunity to revive the deal is closing, and Biden will need to act quickly and boldly to clear away the political traps set by Trump.
Iran, which now plans to enrich uranium to 60% purity, has vowed revenge on Israel over Sunday's act of sabotage on the Natanz nuclear complex.
Biden's goal of reviving the Iran nuclear deal has proven complicated, with both sides insisting the other make the first move.
The US and Iran are involved in indirect talks in Vienna this week as part of an effort to revive the 2015 nuclear deal.
Though US and Iranian officials will not participate in direct talks, this still marks a major step toward restoring the 2015 nuclear deal.
Biden has faced bipartisan criticism for not seeking congressional approval prior to giving the order for the Syria airstrikes on February 25.
Democratic Rep. Ro Khanna is one of the most influential foreign policy voices in Congress. Khanna spoke to Insider about Biden’s foreign policy so far, and the direction of the US post-Trump. Khanna said Biden is off to a “good start” on the global stage. Visit the Business section of […]
Biden is willing to hold talks with Iran on the 2015 nuclear deal along with European allies. The president has made restoring the deal a major foreign-policy goal. Trump abandoned the deal in May 2018, which raised tensions with Iran to historic heights. Visit the Business section of Insider for […]
Rep. Ro Khanna, an influential progressive calling for a human rights-centered US foreign policy, told Insider about the Biden administration's moves.
Holding talks with Iran would be a significant step forward in terms of Biden's goal to restore the 2015 nuclear deal.
President Job Biden suggested a fairly quick reversal could be possible if Iran returned to the original terms of the 2015 nuclear deal. But recent remarks by Secretary of State Antony Blinken raise questions about when the Biden administration will return to the pact – or even whether it will […]
President Joe Biden has tapped Rob Malley, a conflict resolution expert, to be his Iran envoy. Malley, a former Obama administration official, will lead efforts to revitalize the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran. GOP critics of Malley say he’s too soft on Tehran, but veteran US officials and diplomats disagree. […]
Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, a top Iranian nuclear scientist, was assassinated “with a machine gun controlled by satellite,” a senior Iranian commander was quoted as saying by the semi-official Tasnim news agency. Fakhrizadeh was widely considered to be the “father” of Iran’s nuclear program. There have been conflicting reports on Fakhrizadeh’s killing, […]
The assassination of a top Iranian nuclear scientist was designed to derail President-elect Joe Biden’s plans to return to the 2015 nuclear deal, according to experts and former US diplomats. One top expert on the Middle East told Insider the assassination “fits with Israeli long-standing policy of targeting Iranian nuclear […]
President Donald Trump asked senior advisors to provide him with options for a military strike on Iran last Thursday, according to The New York Times. An array of top advisors persuaded Trump against pursuing such a strike with such a short time left in his presidency, warning the move could […]