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The European Union is making one last push to restore U.S. and Iranian compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal, as Iran's nuclear program continues to advance.
Iran's disconnected cameras monitoring its nuclear program in retaliation for a resolution from the International Atomic Energy Agency Board of Governors censuring Tehran for failing to cooperate with a years-long investigation into undeclared nuclear materials. The reduction in monitoring risks closing the window on efforts to restore the 2015 nuclear deal.
EU negotiators traveled to Tehran to try and restart stalled negotiations over restoring U.S. and Iranian compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal, as the International Atomic Energy Agency reported that Iran's nuclear program continues to grow.
Talks to restore the 2015 nuclear deal are ongoing, and have entered a critical phase. Amid talks, Iran tested a satellite launch vehicle and imposed sanctions on 51 Americans, raising tensions. The United States offered South Korea a specific license to trade with an Iranian entity, bypassing U.S. sanctions.
Negotiations to restore the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran resumed in Vienna, but Iran's hardline approach raised concerns about the prospects for success. Iran continues to stonewall IAEA efforts to clarify its safeguards declaration and ensure continuity of knowledge at the Karaj centrifuge component manufacturing facility.