Europeans and U.S. Make Progress in Push to Preserve Iran Deal

April 13, 2018

Bloomberg Politics:

U.S. and European officials said they’ve made progress on revisions to the Iran nuclear accord to address ballistic missiles and sunset provisions, raising optimism among American allies that President Donald Trump can be persuaded not to scrap the deal.

Officials from the U.K., France and Germany emerged from talks this week with U.S. officials in Washington more confident than they’ve been after previous meetings. Two European diplomats, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the discussions are ongoing, said they are close to an agreement that could be taken to Trump and his top advisers.

A senior State Department official said the U.S. and Europeans are close to an agreement on how to handle Iran’s ballistic missile program. The two sides are making progress but haven’t settled on how to handle sunset provisions in the nuclear accord, the official said.

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