In a significant concession aimed at reviving stalled negotiations with the United States, Iran has dropped its demand that the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) be removed from Washington’s list of designated terror groups, Middle East Eye reports. Previously, Iran made the IRGC’s removal from the list a precondition for restoring the multinational deal that limits Iran’s nuclear energy program in exchange for sanctions relief. In May, it was reported that Biden decided not to budge on the IRGC designation. The Iran nuclear deal—officially, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action ( JCPOA )—was signed during the Obama administration after lengthy and intense negotiations involving not only the United States and Iran but also China, France, Germany, Russia, and the United Kingdom. It imposed a host of additional restrictions on a nuclear energy program that was already operating under tight International Atomic Energy Agency supervision. Though Iran was complying with […]