With all due respect, duh.

If Biden wanted to return to the JCPOA, he had ample opportunity to have done so and would have done so.

Instead, Biden has made sure that the political forces in Iran that wanted to make a deal, that wanted to trust the West, are discredited, leaving the hardliners in charge. This is entirely intentional, and makes sure that no deal will be done.

As always with Biden, ignore the splashy headlines and read the fine print.

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Yes, spot on. Reminds me of John Mitchell, Nixon’s Attorney General, who said: “Watch what we do, not what we say.”

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