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Fmr Obama Official: The US Shifted Its Position on Iran’s Nuke Program

Vali Nasr, the Dean of the Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, and Senior Advisor to Ambassador Richard Holbrooke from 2009 to 2011, said the US’ position “clearly shifted at the beginning of these negotiations” and the US was focusing on “mothballing” Iran’s nuclear program, rather than dismantling it on Friday’s “AC360” on CNN.

“I think the US position clearly shifted at the beginning of these negotiations, that number one, we’re not going to look for Iran dismantling its nuclear program, but rather mothballing it or putting it in abeyance, and secondly, that we’re not going to be looking for a permanent deal, but rather for a deal that has a term to it, which now we know is about 10 to 15 years.”

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