Against All Odds, We Have a Tentative Nuclear Deal With Iran

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Well, I’ll be damned. As President Obama just said, the details of the newly announced nuclear deal with Iran matter, and the deal isn’t done until those details are fully worked out. Still, I figured the odds of getting even a framework agreement at about 70-30 against. This time, at least, it looks like John Kerry’s tenacity has paid off.

The question of precisely when sanctions on Iran will be lifted seems to have been carefully avoided in the press conferences I’ve seen so far, but presumably that will get worked out. That aside, the framework seems pretty reasonable. I’ll be fascinated to learn what tack Republicans take to justify their inevitable opposition.

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