Iran pushes nuclear deal as U.S. lawmaker aims to stop it
By Bozorgmehr Sharafedin Nouri and Richard Cowan DUBAI/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Iran's pragmatist government tried on Wednesday to sell its nuclear agreement with world powers to hardliners at home, just as a U.S. Congressional leader promised to do "everything possible" to sink the deal. With both Tehran and Washington facing stiff opposition to the accord, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter arrived in Saudi Arabia in the hope of reassuring leaders there who fear their arch-rival Iran will make major mischief in the region. Last week's agreement was a big success for both U.S. President Barack Obama and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
17 July, 2015 Iran: Nuclear deal is new chance for regional cooperation By Bozorgmehr Sharafedin Nouri DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran, embarking on a diplomatic offensive in the wake of its nuclear deal with world powers, told fellow Muslim countries on Friday it hoped the historic accord could pave the way for more cooperation in the Middle East and […]
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