What have ‘maximum pressure’ sanctions against Iran accomplished?

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks to reporters following a meeting with members of the U.N. Security Council about Iran's alleged non-compliance with a nuclear deal and calling for the restoration of sanctions against Iran at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., August 20, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo

The failed U.S. attempt to trigger the snapback of UN sanctions against Iran “exposes the utter lack of efficacy of the Trump administration’s policy on Iran.” Suzanne Maloney points out how the Trump administration’s rejection of multilateral diplomacy has not stopped Iran from expanding its nuclear program nor reduced its regional influence. She also looks ahead to how a Biden administration might seek to reestablish negotiations toward a broader agreement.

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