Provisions of a final deal to curb Iran’s nuclear program are likely to be written in a way that allows Iran to sell the plan back home while, in practice, achieving the goals of the United States and its allies, President Barack Obama told reporters.
Speaking during a White House news conference with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, Obama stressed that the U.S. won’t back away from its insistence that sanctions be phased out gradually and re-implemented if Iran cheats. However, the final language of the agreement will be sensitive to political realities in the Islamic Republic, Obama said.
“How sanctions are lessened, how we snap back sanctions if there’s a violation – there are a lot of different mechanisms and ways to do that,” he said. The job of negotiators, he added, is to “find formulas that get to our main concerns while allowing the other side to make a presentation to their body politic that is more acceptable.” Read more at POLITICO.