The Trump administration’s withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, known as the Iran Deal, was widely criticised by many US allies, including Australia. But recent comments from the presidents of Iran and the United States indicate that there may now be an opportunity for negotiations between the two governments. Can the Iran Deal be re-negotiated? How would a Trump administration-negotiated Iran Deal differ from the Obama administration’s? What are the implications for Australia?
The USSC hosted a conversation with Behnam Ben Taleblu, a senior fellow in the Washington-based Foundation for Defence of Democracy, to discuss these issues at a roundtable lunch.