Iran nuclear deal will happen if US wants it but Washington is ‘lacking drive’, expert says

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The fundamental security and political dynamics haven’t changed, so I don’t see additional major complications for reviving the deal arising from the attack – though it does make the optics harder, of course.” Mr Plant, a former director of the Royal United Services Institute’s proliferation and nuclear policy programme, said he believed the US and the EU were not “under any illusions as to the nature of the Iranian regime, or its nuclear aspirations”. He added: “If this deal is revived then it will be because it serves the security interests of the various parties involved, not because there has been a great shift in perspective on the challenges that the regime poses.”