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Iran’s Gulf Relations May Hinge on Nuclear Negotiations
In Tehran, supporters of Ebrahim Raisi celebrated his electoral victory. But for Arab Gulf states struggling to improve relations with Iran, experts say the new president could mean a time of more difficult talks. message, says UAE political analyst Abdulkhaleq Abdulla, that Iran is leaning towards a more radical and conservative stance. Analysts say a lot could depend on Iran resuming talks on a 2015 nuclear deal. Raisi – who is under US sanctions – has expressed support for the negotiations that could lead to the lifting of sanctions. crippling Americans. On Sunday, June 20, negotiators for Iran and six world powers postponed the talks because the remaining differences could not be easily overcome, according to the head of the Tehran delegation. Abbas Araqchi has told Iranian state television they are closer than ever to a deal, but closing the gaps requires decisions to be made by the U.S. Abdulaziz Sager, president of the Gulf Research Center, Ruling soldiers close to Supreme Leader Ayotallah Ali Khamenei could lead to an improvement in the situation in the region – if there is a success of the Vienna talks and an improvement in relations with the USS since l Former US President Donald Trump resigned from the deal in 2018, Iran violated its strict limits on uranium enrichment. But authorities said the measures would be reversed if the United States repealed all sanctions. President Joe Biden is seen as taking a more pragmatic approach to the Gulf, but has called on Iran to curb its missile program and end its support for proxies in the region, including Yemen. These are also key demands of the Arab Gulf countries. The UAE and Oman were quick to congratulate Raisi. Saudi Arabia – which began direct talks with Iran in April to contain tensions – and Bahrain have yet to come. But others are opposed to nuclear talks. “Of all the people Khamenei could have chosen, he chose the executioner of Tehran.” Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennet on Sunday described Raisi’s election as “the last chance” for the world to see who he is dealing with, before reverting to the nuclear deal.