US/Iran Working On Two-Phase Nuclear Deal

The US and Iran are working on a two-phase deal that clamps down on Tehran’s nuclear program for at least a decade, before providing it leeway over the remainder of the agreement to slowly ramp up activities that could potentially be used to make weapons.

Some of the officials participating in the six-power talks with Iran said details still need to be agreed on. Western officials familiar with the talks in Geneva cited long-awaited progress on some elements that would have to go into a comprehensive deal, describing the discussions as a moving target. The U.S. initially sought restrictions lasting for up to 20 years; Iran had pushed for less than a decade. The prospective deal appears to be somewhere in the middle.

ABC’s Tom Rivers joined us from London Tuesday morning to discuss.

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