Iran Talks Lurch On, but All Eyes Already on ‘Day After the Deal’

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry walks with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif as they arrive at a meeting room in Geneva, Switzerland, May 30, 2015 (State Department Photo).
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry walks with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif as they arrive at a meeting room in Geneva, Switzerland, May 30, 2015 (State Department Photo).

In the weeks since the Lausanne talks that set a late June goal for a formal agreement regarding Iran’s nuclear activities, the media coverage and political discourse in the United States have resembled a roller-coaster ride, with some shrieks, thrills and stomach lurches. After an initial bounce of broad approval, with even some important Republican voices and Democratic hawks praising the Lausanne framework deal for securing a more substantial set of commitments from Iran than most had expected, the public conversation has become more volatile now. The alleged sticking points vary from week to week: Is Iran in compliance with […]

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