US deal with Iran on nuclear programme still looks elusive for Obama

Iran's leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is sceptical about negotiating with the US (photo:dpa)
Iran's leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is sceptical about negotiating with the US (photo:dpa)

US President Barack Obama is expected to try to re-engage with Iran over its nuclear programme during his second term in office. But American influence in the region is waning, and it has had little success in getting support from China and Russia over Iran’s nuclear ambitions. Iran may be hurting after years of sanctions but many observers believe that the United States is still unlikely to get Iran to stop producing higher enriched uranium any time soon.

WASHINGTON’S relationship with Iran is on every shortlist of the United States administration’s most serious foreign policy challenges.

There are high expectations that the White House will be tweaking how it engages w...

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