WASHINGTON, D.C. — A U.S. Department of State official told Reuters that the Biden Administration has appointed Robert Malley, a former adviser to President Barack Obama, as Special Envoy for Iran.
Malley is considered an expert on Iranian politics and its nuclear ambitions. He served on the U.S. National Security Council from 2014 to 2017 and was one of the most prominent negotiators of the 2015 nuclear deal signed under the Obama Administration.
Malley is also an expert on the Israel–Palestine conflict and was an assistant to former U.S. President Bill Clinton. During his time in the Clinton Administration, Malley participated in the 2000 Camp David trilateral summit between Bill Clinton, Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, and then Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak.
Malley currently heads Crisis Group, a non-governmental organization that researches and consults on political issues and conflict.