Top of the Morning: Getting Closer to a Deal with Iran

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Pen Goes to Paper on Iran Nuclear Deal…American diplomats met with Iranian delegates in the latest and most significant round of talks over Iran’s nuclear program. This time, they are actually starting to write draft that includes the finer details of a potential agreement. Potential stumbling blocks. The big issue is the precise number of centrifuges and enrichment levels that Iran will be permitted to keep. Israel and many members of Congress want that number to be zero. But the Obama administration is willing to concede some enrichment capacity in order to secure a deal. The exact nature of that capacity is the subject of these ongoing negotiations in Vienna. This is a big deal. The outcome will have profound implications for the future of nuclear non proliferation and security in the middle east. Deeper Dive: USA Today