You Vote: With Iran nuclear deal all but dead, should Biden try a Plan B?

U.N. atomic agency warns Tehran taking steps that could kill accord.

Updated: June 9, 2022 - 4:09pm

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The Biden administration has made clear from the outset that one of its chief goals is to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, from which former President Trump withdrew the U.S. in 2018.

However, prospects of restoring the accord are looking dim.

Iran on Wednesday told the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that it was removing 27 of the U.N. organization's monitoring cameras from nuclear-related sites across the country.

IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi on Thursday said the decision would soon make it impossible for his agency to give precise information about what nuclear equipment and material Iran had produced.

When asked if Iran's announcement would effectively kill any prospects of reviving the nuclear deal, Grossi responded, "I think it would be a fatal blow."

Iran also said it would ramp up uranium enrichment by installing hundreds of advanced centrifuges at its nuclear sites, among other steps.

The nuclear deal places temporary curbs on Iran's nuclear program in exchange for lifting large-scale sanctions on Iran.

The U.N. said last week that Iran has stockpiled enough highly enriched uranium to produce a nuclear weapon. Experts at the Institute for Science and International Security reached a similar conclusion, adding the regime could have enough explosive material for five weapons in six months.

Is it time for President Biden to abandon the 2015 accord and try a Plan B to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons? Here's your chance to weigh in:

With dimming prospects for revival of the Iran nuclear deal, should President Biden try a different policy to stop an Iranian nuclear breakout?