Iran Chat: Richard Nephew, Former Nuclear Negotiator

Iran Chat: Richard Nephew, Former Nuclear Negotiator

In this 'Iran Chat' interview with former nuclear negotiator Richard Nephew,  Kayvon Afshari discusses a host of issues concerning US-Iran relations, including the implementation of the nuclear accord, the recent changes to the visa waiver program, and how post-sanctions era Iran will affect global energy prices.

When asked about the visa waiver legislation passed by the US Congress late in 2015, Nephew said that while it does not violate the terms of the nuclear accord, it does make its implementation more difficult. He adds, "In my opinion, the original intent of the visa waiver changes was to deal with the issue of radicalized people coming back from Syria and from Iraq and I don't believe that we have the same risk of radicalized individuals coming from Iran to the United States as we do from Syria to the United States."

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