On the Iran nuclear deal, then-candidate Biden was unambiguous. The United States would re-establish Iran’s adherence with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA, as a preliminary step for additional discussions. Following a rocky start, President Biden directed the US to participate in multilateral negotiations targeted at renewing the agreement earlier this year. Despite this, the deal has not been sealed nearly half a year into Biden’s presidency, and the government may be starting to question if Iran plans to return to compliance with the agreement. As crucial as it is for Iran to come to the seventh round of negotiations with a mission to conclude the contract and demonstrate openness on other major matters such as detained dual citizens, the US must remember that from Iran’s viewpoint, it is unclear whether Biden is genuine about returning to the arrangement.