Officials from the P5+1 and the European Union wait for a meeting at the Beau Rivage Palace Hotel in Lausanne, Switzerland (REUTERS/Brendan Smialowski).

Opinion

Iran nuclear deal: The road from Lausanne

April 8, 2015, Bruce Riedel

The Iran and P5+1 agreement is a potentially crucial milestone in nuclear proliferation and arms control, although the vital details have yet to be worked out, specifically on the sequencing of sanctions-relief. Bruce Riedel writes that Washington wants relief hinged on automatic re-imposition and a final deal, which will ultimately and significantly reduce the risk of further proliferation in the Middle East.

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