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Secret Side-Deals With Iran?

The LA Times reports:

In his interview, [Iran Chief Negotiator Abbas] Araqchi touched on the sensitive issue of how much latitude Iran will have to continue its nuclear research and development.

U.S. officials said Sunday that Iran would be allowed to continue existing research and development projects and with pencil-and-paper design work, but not to advance research with new projects. Araqchi, however, implied that the program would have wide latitude.

Secret side-deals, secret annexes, secret agreements, are bad diplomacy and terrible governance.  So if true, it would be par for the course for the administration.  If not true, Iran’s laying down the markers for its next round of wriggle-room, given the weakness in the allies’ and Obama’s real willingness to reimpose sanctions.

Posted in Foreign Policy.