Nobody said making a nuclear deal with Iran would be easy

But President Joe Biden has the advantage of numerous allies in pressing Iran to curb its nuclear enrichment program.

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December 7, 2021 - 10:08 AM

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in Tehran, Iran, on Jan. 17, 2020. (SalamPix/Abaca Press/TNS)

Diplomats from Iran, the United States and five other powers gathered in Vienna last week to try to revive President Barack Obama’s 2015 deal limiting Tehran’s nuclear activities.

It did not go well.

Iran’s new hard-line government showed up with maximalist demands, insisting the United States lift all its economic sanctions before Tehran takes any steps toward curbing its uranium enrichment.

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