U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (2nd R) speaks with U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz speak as Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif (not pictured) reads a statement, following nuclear talks at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (REUTERS/Brendan Smialowski).

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The grand bargain: What Iran conceded in the nuclear talks

April 18, 2015, Richard Nephew

The parameters of a potential framework for a comprehensive nuclear agreement between Iran and the P5+1 have kept both critics and supporters in Washington buzzing.  Richard Nephew argues that the controversy surrounding the reported differences between the factsheet released by the Obama Administration, and the joint statement read by EU High Representative Federica Mogherini and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif, misidentifies concessions made by the United States, and reveals an obsessive disregard of how diplomacy actually works.

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