July 07, 2015

John Kerry plays it cool in final push for Iran deal

By Ilan Goldenberg

Source: Politico

Maybe John Kerry isn’t desperate for an Iran nuclear deal after all.

 

The secretary of state’s mind-set has been a key subject for critics of the talks with Iran, with some saying they worry he’s too eager to cement his place in history by striking a deal.

 

But Kerry, as well as some of his powerful co-negotiators, are showing patience this week, willing to blow past a Tuesday deadline and face the threat of triggering a longer congressional review in order to secure a better deal. As Iran has raised tricky last-minute demands, Kerry and his team have stiffened America’s public stance, warning that the negotiations could go either way and that the U.S. will walk away if necessary.

 

Read the full article at Politico.

  • Ilan Goldenberg

    Senior Fellow and Director, Middle East Security Program

    Ilan Goldenberg is Senior Fellow and Director of the Middle East Security Program at the Center for a New American Security. He is a foreign policy and defense expert with ext...