Portrait: Who Is Robert Malley, the Old and New U.S. Lead Negotiator of the Iran Nuclear Talks?

More+Videos ♦ Published: December 15, 2021; 13:13 ♦ (Vindobona)

In 2021, Robert Malley was appointed U.S. Special Envoy for Iran, which means he is once again the lead negotiator for the U.S. in the Iran nuclear talks. Read about Mr. Malley's career and his efforts to limit Iran's nuclear activities.

U.S. Special Envoy for Iran Robert Malley. / Picture: © Wikimedia Commons / International Peace Institute, CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)

Robert Malley was chosen by U.S. President Joe Biden to be the U.S. Special Envoy for Iran in January of 2021.

As such, he has been tasked with negotiating limits on Iran’s nuclear program, specifically a return to compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) also known as the Iran nuclear deal. …