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Biden’s Iran envoy to give classified briefing on nuclear talks

2022-09-03 10:10:07       source:Politico

September 2, 2022

President Joe Biden’s Iran envoy is scheduled to brief members of Congress in a classified setting about the status of nuclear negotiations with Tehran, according to a Sept. 2 memo obtained by POLITICO.

The briefing, which is for members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, is scheduled for Sept. 14, according to the memo. U.S. Special Envoy for Iran Rob Malley, along with Brett McGurk, White House Middle East coordinator, last briefed Congress on the status of the talks on June 15.

A lot can change in the ensuing weeks, however. Last week, negotiators seemed to be making progress toward reviving the Iran nuclear deal, after Iran appeared to drop several key demands. National Security Council spokesperson John Kirby noted at the time that officials are “closer now than we were even just a couple of weeks ago because Iran made the decision to make some concessions.”

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