The Iranian nuclear deal is viewed as a major success of multilateral diplomacy. Barack Obama considered it the most important achievement of his foreign policy. However, US President Donald Trump regards the deal as a failure of the previous administration and is actively trying to revise it. On May 8, the US president took the final decision to exit from the deal.
What line will Russia follow on this issue? What can be Iran’s reaction? Should we expect resumption of the nuclear weapons program if the deal breaks up? How will it affect the dialogue on the DPRK nuclear issue and other important international security issues? These and other questions will be addressed by the discussion participants.
Andrey Bystritskiy, Chairman of the Board of the Foundation for Development and Support of the Valdai Discussion Club
Sergey Ryabkov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
Anton Khlopkov, Director of the Center for Energy and Security Studies (CENESS)