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Ex-Obama officials to brief Democrats on Iran nuclear deal

AP  |  Washington 

Former Obama administration officials who played central roles in brokering the nuclear agreement are scheduled to brief congressional Democrats on the merits of the international accord as President Donald Trump prepares to announce a decision that could lead to an unravelling of the pact.

A brief description of the closed-door briefing slated for today afternoon shows former Secretary of State John Kerry, former Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, and Wendy Sherman, the former undersecretary of state for political affairs, are speaking.

Also participating are Gerard Araud, France's ambassador to the US; Kim Darroch, the British ambassador to the US; and Peter Wittig, Germany's ambassador to the US.

All three countries are parties to the accord.

Trump may soon inform the deal is contrary to America's national security interests.

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First Published: Wed, October 11 2017. 20:42 IST