Reopening the U.S. financial system to Iran might be one incentive to offer Tehran in possible follow-on talks, subsequent to a restoration of the JCPOA. Yet, even if offered, this sanctions relief might be difficult to put into practice.
Kenneth Katzman is an expert on Iran and the Gulf at the Congressional Research Service, which conducts research and analysis for the U.S. Congress. These remarks are his alone and do not represent the views of the Congressional Research Service.
The diplomatic deadlock between the United States and Iran places the burden for preventing conflict on the European countries and some of the other trading partners of Iran.