U.S. Looks Beyond Iran Nuclear Deal Deadline to What Comes Next

Link

(Bloomberg) — Donald Trump seems set on pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal next week, with U.S. officials suggesting that any initial diplomatic turbulence will be followed by negotiations for a new accord.

  • Nicholas Wadhams

There’s one big hang-up: Iran is ruling out new talks, calling the current agreement “non-negotiable.”

Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran's foreign secretary, gestures during a news conference at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016. World leaders, influential executives, bankers and policy makers attend the 46th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos from Jan. 20 - 23. Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Mohammad Javad Zarif

Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran’s foreign secretary, gestures during a news conference at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016. World leaders, influential executives, bankers and policy makers attend the 46th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos from Jan. 20 – 23. Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Mohammad Javad Zarif

And America’s European allies continue to back it, saying the deal has been essential to reining in Iran’s nuclear program.

As markets, U.S. allies and the government in Tehran question what might follow a U.S. withdrawal, the Trump administration remains focused on how it could toughen or replace the agreement to address issues such as Iran’s behavior in the…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.