Does US want a broader deal with Iran?


Laura Rozen at Al-Monitor reports that the United States may broaden its strategy in Iran talks, and seek a bigger deal, with political components — in part because Israel worries that incremental deals buy Iran nuclear time and are reversible:

Those arguing in favor of the "go big" approach say their thinking has been influenced by two recent diplomatic encounters with Iran that cast doubt on the viability of an incremental deal, as well as by Israeli concerns over any interim deal being the last one reached with Iran for the next few years, officials said.

"The Israelis are concerned that once you get a deal, it will be the last deal for a long time — the next two to three years," a Western official told Al-Monitor.

Part of the problem is that the Iranians are resisting direct interactions with the Americans.

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