The Iran deal is dead. Where is Biden’s Plan B?

The Iran deal is dead. Where is Biden’s Plan B?
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A flurry of diplomatic activity in Washington this week revealed that the Iran nuclear deal is likely dead for good, despite the Biden administration’s best efforts to revive it. But if the Biden team has a follow-up plan to prevent Iran from going nuclear, it’s a well-kept secret. And time is not on America’s side.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken met Wednesday in Washington with Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid and United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Afterward, Lapid repeated an earlier warning that “Iran is becoming a nuclear threshold country.” Lapid said Iran is stalling negotiations over a return to the 2016 nuclear deal while racing ahead to advance its nuclear and missile programs, adding that Israel might respond with force to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.

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