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A deal with Iran was always Obama’s goal

This agreement fails to address the wider political issues

By David Patrikarakos  

President Obama with Vice President Joe Biden speaks in the White House after the landmark deal was struck ©Andrew Harnik/Pool via CNP

“This deal offers an opportunity to move in a new direction; we should seize it.” Bold words. And spoken by a US President who has, since his first attempts to reach out to Iran in 2008, faced enormous criticism, both domestically and internationally, for what…

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