Changed circumstances’ for Iran nuclear deal

A US senator from President Joe Biden’s Democratic party said stalled efforts to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal must address the “changed circumstances” since the accord was negotiated.

“There is a strong, almost universal desire by Congress … to go beyond the sunset dates that were included in the JCPOA,” said Sen. Ben Cardin, referring to dates in the deal beyond which certain restrictions on Iran’s nuclear activity will no longer apply.

The 2015 deal delivered relief from UN and Western sanctions for Iran in return for strict curbs on the country’s nuclear program.