The United States is ready to make a deal with Iran. On Wednesday, the U.S. special envoy for Iran said Washington intends to negotiate a treaty that would cover Iran’s ballistic missile program and its behavior through the Middle East – two issues that were excluded from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, better known as the Iran nuclear agreement. What’s new and interesting is the emphasis on signing a treaty. The JCPOA was never approved in the Senate, so it was easy for the Trump administration to abandon. And now more than ever, Washington has an interest in showing its negotiating partners their agreements will withstand short-term political convulsions. Even so, the two-thirds support the treaty would need in the Senate will be difficult to obtain. And as the process moves forward, Iran will continue to focus on easing sanctions pressure. Next week, in fact, Iranian President Hasan Rouhani is slated to meet with several state leaders on the sidelines of the U.N. Gener
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