Mac DefordNovember 18, 2013 01:23
Commentary: Kerry made a shrewd diplomatic move designed to win back French support at the negotiating table. Now Obama needs to make his case.
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, right, welcomes his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif to the Quai d'Orsay Foreign ministry on November 5, 2013 in Paris. (JACQUES DEMARTHON/AFP/Getty Images)
OWL’S HEAD, Maine — The collapse of the nuclear negotiations between Iran and six world powers — the US, Britain, France, China, Russia, and Germany — are a disaster in the making that could, over time, lead to a much worse tragedy.
All is definitely not lost, as the two sides will be returning to talks this week. But a rehash of where we are, how we got there, and how an interim deal was sabotaged at the last minute shows the precariousness of the situation.