The Impact of the Russian Invasion of Ukraine on the Nuclear Talks in Vienna

PeopleDiplomats ♦ Published: March 24, 2022; 08:30 ♦ (Vindobona)

In the backdrop of the Russian invasion of Ukraine new issues emerged in the negotiations for the revival of the JCPOA in Vienna. For the West and Iran, it is important to re-establish the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, despite Russia's diversionary tactics.

The ministers of foreign affairs and other officials from the P5+1 countries, the European Union and Iran meeting for a Comprehensive agreement on the Iranian nuclear program in 2015. / Picture: © Wikimedia Commons / United States Department of State, Public Domain

The war in Ukraine opened up international security discussions from the past.

Iran and the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council together with the European Union are currently having talks to revive the JCPOA.

Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, new questions and issues have arisen in the talks.

The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or commonly known better as the Iran nuclear deal is an agreement on the Iranian nuclear program reached in Vienna on 14 July 2015. The U.S. left the agreement under the Trump administration. Due to the new administration under U.S. President Joe Biden, the former JCPOA partners revived the negotiations to re-establish the JCPOA. …