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Americans Want A Tough Approach To Nuclear Talks

Mark Pfeifle, a former deputy national security adviser for strategic affairs and global outreach who led the campaign to promote President George W. Bush's "surge" of US forces in Iraq, discusses the TIPP Poll findings on the topic of nuclear deal with Iran.

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Editor's note: tippinsights gratefully acknowledges its collaboration with the Center for Security Policy on the simultaneous and exclusive release of this important story.

President Biden has made it clear that the U.S. will re-join the 2015 Iran nuclear deal (the JCPOA) if Iran returns to compliance. An agreement could be reached within weeks, according to the New York Times. NBC News reported that the administration is considering rolling back sanctions significantly to come to an agreement.

The administration’s goal to re-enter the deal, and the offer of lifting sanctions on Iran to do so, does not have broad support among the American people.

While Americans are split on their perception of the JCPOA, a plurality thinks that it was a bad deal. Most believe that if Iran gets money, it will divert the funds to terrorism against the U.S. and Israel. Most of those following the Iran nuclear deal story want to use sanctions to compel Iran to negotiate an acceptable deal rather than revert to the 2015 deal. Further, most want Iran to release hostages before any sanctions relief is granted.  Americans also want the U.S. to maintain terrorism sanctions irrespective of the outcome of the nuclear talks.

These are the key findings of the TIPP Poll completed in late April.

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