The negotiations to revive the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) between Iran and the P5+1 (China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Germany) are, to use a current term, “under medical supervision.” Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian declared that a successful agreement requires Washington’s “realism and determination.” United States (U.S.) Secretary of State Antony Blinken said a deal is “unlikely.” France, Germany and the United Kingdom said they would consult with their partners about Iran’s “continued nuclear escalation and lack of cooperation.” And the United Nations said flexibility from all parties is necessary. Israel’s spy chief added that the Jewish state won’t “stand idly by” while Iran forges ahead with its nuclear program. We may never know for sure if one side, or both sides, thought conflict was more lucrative than getting to an agreement and let the negotiations founder – while blaming the other, […]