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Good Cops and Bad Cops? The UK’s Role in Negotiations with Iran

Rather than just being a passenger in negotiations, the UK may be uniquely placed to smooth the ground for a more permanent agreement with Iran

The longstanding dispute over Iran’s nuclear programme has moved into its second decade. However, the landmark interim agreement between Iran and the EU/E3+3 struck in November 2013 presents a rare opportunity to feel optimistic about its eventual resolution. For six months from 20 January, Iran will freeze the expansion of its nuclear programme and reduce its threatening stockpiles of enriched uranium in return for a limited easing of sanctions. Many of the architects of

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