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Time to close deal with Iran

An agreement with Iran would be a win, if not a breakthrough, for US interests and allies in the Middle East. (Updated)
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks at a news conference at the end of the Iranian nuclear talks in Geneva November 10, 2013. Kerry said on Sunday that world powers had come closer during negotiations with Iran in Geneva to a deal on reining in its nuclear programme and that "with good work" the goal could be reached. REUTERS/Jason Reed   (SWITZERLAND - Tags: POLITICS) - RTX157AB

A first-step agreement on Iran’s nuclear program is within reach when talks resume in Geneva on Nov. 20.

Closing the present deal with Iran represents a potential breakthrough not only for addressing Iran’s nuclear program, but also for a political solution in Syria, with the potential for a wider discussion of regional security in the Middle East.

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