Podcast: Iran Tries to Outmaneuver Trump Over Nuclear Deal

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Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif with the European Union's Federica Mogherini, April 2016

As Donald Trump denounces the nuclear deal with Iran — but passes any decision to Congress — Tehran is trying to outmaneuver him, isolating the US.

In a chat with Monocle 24’s The Daily on Friday night, I explain how Tehran is pursuing back-channel discussions to try and persuade Europe to side with it rather than Washington. These include an Iranian offer for a framework covering its ballistic missile program.

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Scott Lucas is Professor of International Politics at the University of Birmingham and editor-in-chief of EA WorldView. He is a specialist in US and British foreign policy and international relations, especially the Middle East and Iran. Formerly he worked as a journalist in the US, writing for newspapers including the Guardian and The Independent and was an essayist for The New Statesman before he founded EA WorldView in November 2008.

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