Iran senses nuclear deal's last gasps in Pompeo, Bolton picks

As featured in AlJazeera

The Iran Deal


Aniseh Bassiri Tabrizi, a Middle East security expert at London's Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), said the deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), is "on life support"."The likelihood that a waiver on the US sanctions will not be renewed on May 12 has increased quite a lot," Tabrizi told Al Jazeera. She said that right after Tillerson was removed in favour of Pompeo, European diplomats turned from being "optimistic" in finding a solution to Trump's demands, to "preparing for contingency plans to defend their interests" in the deal.