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Why the U.S. lost leverage against Iran

Mohammad Ayatollahi Tabaar

Why the U.S. lost leverage against Iran.

Many expect a new round of shuttle diplomacy between Tehran and Washington to follow the U.S. presidential election. But Washington does not have the leverage it imagines, writes fellow Mohammad Ayatollahi Tabaar in Foreign Affairs. No matter who is U.S. president, Iran will drive a harder bargain than before.