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'Gatekeeper' experts key to nuclear deal with Iran

US government and congressional leaders will weigh the verdict of a handful of nuclear experts about the merits of a comprehensive nuclear deal with Iran.
European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton (L) and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif deliver a press statement after a conference in Vienna February 20, 2014. Iran and six world powers have agreed on an agenda for negotiations over Tehran's nuclear programme and will meet again in the second half of March in Vienna. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader  (AUSTRIA - Tags: POLITICS ENERGY BUSINESS) - RTX195VF

As talks resume tomorrow, March 18, in Vienna on a comprehensive nuclear accord with Iran, a select group of experts and think tanks may play an outsized role in determining how the US Congress and media interpret a potential agreement.

Among them are the Institute for Science and International Security, the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies of the Monterey Institute for International Studies, the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University, the Arms Control Association, the Brookings Institution and the London-based International Institute of Strategic Studies. 

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