US-Iran relations in 2018

If Washington pulls out of the nuclear deal, what does that mean for Tehran and the wider region?

Tuesday, January 16, 15:00 UK / 10:00 EST

A week of popular anti-government demonstrations in Iran wrongfooted the regime and generated a strong reaction from President Donald Trump, who promised US support for the protestors and called an inconclusive meeting of the UN Security Council.

But what will be the implications of the bigger decisions Trump must make in mid-January: on whether once more to decertify the Iran nuclear deal (despite Congress’s failure to act last time); and, more importantly, on the renewal of waivers on US nuclear sanctions on Iran?

In the wake of those crucial announcements, an Oxford Analytica expert team will answer your questions on the fallout for US relations with Iran and the wider region – and for the Tehran regime.

• Will Iran ever become a better bet for foreign investors?
• Will there be more protests driven by rising unemployment, austerity measures and collapsing financial institutions?
• How safe are the positions of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani?
• Scenting vulnerability, will Saudi Arabia or Israel step up proxy confrontations with Iran?
• How could that affect conflicts in Yemen, Syria, Lebanon?
• Would a breakdown in US-Iran relations push them to back rival candidates in the Iraqi elections due in May 2018 – and who would win?
• How does the Trump administration’s policy on Iran relate to its wider foreign relations, including with the EU, Russia and China?

Share your thoughts on the above and raise anything else that concerns or excites you about the future of US-Iran relations in our conference call on Tuesday, January 16, 15:00 UK / 10:00 EST.