About the report
After repeatedly expressing his contempt for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), US President Donald Trump finally announced on 8 May 2018 that he would be pulling out the US from the Iran nuclear deal and restore far-reaching sanctions aimed at severing Iran from the global economy. The landmark 2015 nuclear agreement was negotiated with Iran by the Obama Administration, along with the other permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany (also referred to as the “P5 + 1”) and the European Union. The stringent provisions contained in the agreement included caps on uranium stockpile and enrichment, control over key nuclear facilities and research and development efforts, the dismantling of a key reactor, and rigorous monitoring and verification processes to ensure the above. In return, JCPOA lifted sanctions on Iran that crippled its economy and halved its oil exports.
The repercussions of this move could have a long-term ripple effect for global economics and politics. India has had close relations with Iran since independence, and civilisational ties marking centuries of trade and people to people contact. In this report, 12 ORF scholars map out the trajectory of the fallout of the Iran nuclear deal, and what that means for India and Iran–India ties. Read more ▶
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, former Foreign Secretary of India
, Fellow, ORF
Harsh V. Pant
, Distinguished Fellow and Head — Strategic Studies Programme, ORF
The timing of this event is from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.