Iranian nuclear talks are moved to Qatar in a new bid to revive the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), known commonly as the Iran nuclear deal or Iran deal, is an agreement on the Iranian nuclear program reached in Vienna on 14 July 2015, between Iran and the P5+1 (the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council—China, France, Russia, United Kingdom, United States—plus Germany) together with the European Union.
Iran and the United States plan to resume indirect talks this week in Qatar. The talks will be separate from broader EU-mediated negotiations in Vienna between Iran and major powers. The nuclear deal has been hanging by a thread since 2018, when then US president Donald Trump pledged he would negotiate a better deal but left office without fulfilling and withdrew from it. Now, US President Joe Biden’s administration has sought to return to the agreement. The U.S. special envoy for the Iran nuclear talks is headed to the Gulf state of Qatar on Monday for a resumption of indirect discussions with Tehran about ways to revive the agreement.