Iran Deadline Comes … and Goes
Are they speaking the same language? Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said there were no “insurmountable problems” left to stall a nuclear deal. And yet a midnight deadline passed without an accord. This means new U.S. legislation kicks in, doubling American lawmakers’ time to scrutinize any potential deal, which could affect Iran’s willingness to play ball. Secretary of State John Kerry said there was no reason to leave “just because the clock strikes midnight.” But in pointing to “tough” unresolved issues, he’s sounding less and less optimistic.