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Trump's Iran strategy could be doomed to fail

A hostile Congress must agree to pass legislation to toughen the terms of the accord. European allies with little appetite to upend the agreement will have to change their minds as well

Nick Wadhams & Margaret Talev | Bloomberg 

The strategy that President Donald Trump has laid out to confront Iran and renegotiate a 2015 nuclear agreement requires a string of big bets to pay off in short order. The risk of failure is enormous. A hostile Congress must agree to pass legislation to toughen the terms of the accord. European allies with little appetite to upend the meticulously constructed agreement will have to change their minds. And Iran, no friend of the US for decades, needs to get on board. The plan Trump announced Friday, worked out over the course of months by State Department and National ...

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First Published: Sun, October 15 2017. 00:42 IST
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