Research Analyst Samuel Hickey spoke with Sinclair about Iran’s nuclear program.
“The incoming Biden administration can begin easing sanctions on day one,” said Samuel Hickey, a research analyst at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation. “At the same time, Tehran can begin to take steps to comply with the nuclear deal’s stringent restrictions. Every deviation of Tehran’s from the nuclear deal can be undone.”
A resuscitated JCPOA would have the same shortcomings as the original pact. By design, it only dealt with the nuclear program, and most of its provisions would sunset within the next decade. Still, Lawrence argued that would be preferable to the current status quo.
“It’s better to be in some sort of semblance of a vestige of the JCPOA than to plow ahead with Iran developing a nuclear weapon at faster and faster speeds,” he said. Read more