iran us relations
Without the moderate leader, he says, the regime will maintain a “confrontation and secret compromise” trend, perhaps more easily with President Trump.
If the United States acts with ill intent and makes it difficult for Iran to receive the benefits it is due under the deal, then years of diplomacy will be undone and a zero-sum mentality will once again take hold between the two countries -- with disastrous consequences for the region.
The two diplomats have boosted communication to unprecedented levels since the 1979 revolution -- but they won't be around forever.
"We actually shook hands, thinking we had an agreement," the secretary of state said.
Six of the seven are dual U.S.-Iranian nationals.