As Iranian officials seize upon recent statements by US officials — including Secretary of State John Kerry’s “military options still on the table” and declarations that Iran must “dismantle” all nuclear facilities — to declare that Tehran will not give way to American “threats”, we ask if a “merry dance” of rhetoric will sabotage discussions for a comprehensive deal:

Talks for a comprehensive deal will be a long, complicated process. All along you will have sniping from hard-liners — from the US and from Iran — who want to find a way to make things unravel….

Loose talk will make someone walk away from the negotiating table.

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