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How Nespresso and a whiteboard sealed the Iran deal

An inside look at the marathon negotiations between the P5+1 and Iran that led to the provisional nuclear accord.

When foreign ministers and negotiators from six world powers and Iran took to the stage at a Lausanne university auditorium April 2 to announce the reaching of a provisional Iran nuclear accord, much of the audience and the world was blindsided by the level of detail in the announced framework deal.

“There will be no other enrichment facility than Natanz,” European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said in a joint statement with Iran Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Lausanne on April 2.

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