U.S and Iran government demand the other side make the first concession; U.S Expert
"They can discuss and then agree to a deal with mutual concessions," a U.S associate Professor told ILNA.
Speaking to ILNA news agency, the Professor of the University of Texas at AustinAlan J. Kuperman said that due to domestic politics in each country, each leader is unwilling publicly to make the first concession due to fear of being accused of weakness by his hawkish domestic opposition, so they demand the other side make the first concession.
"The result is a perceived stalemate. The solution is to have secret talks so that neither side needs publicly to make the first concession, and they can discuss and then agree to a deal with mutual concessions," he said.
He added "The deal might be a return to the JCPOA but for domestic political reasons, Biden must demand additional concessions from Iran on missiles, foreign meddling (Syria, Yemen, etc.), and sunset provisions. Such concessions would be hard for Iran to make, so I assume they would be finessed with ambiguity."
"This could end the immediate nuclear crisis, but likely would create future tensions between the US and Iran as they disagree on whether Iran is honoring the deal," the expert added.