White House adviser Ben Rhodes today sought to downplay growing disagreements over the Iran nuclear framework, insisting Iran “clearly want to highlight certain aspects for their own public.”
Both sides are said to have made a sideline agreement that they would do exactly this, with the official joint statement on the framework including only a small subset of the overall, secret deal.
The problem is that the two nations are presenting starkly different sets of details, many in contradiction with one another, and both are dismissing the other side’s claims as false.
Until there is an actual release of the framework, assuming there ever is, there is no way to tell which side, if either, is actually correct in assessing what they agreed to, and hardline opposition in both nations will continue to present the disagreements as proof the other side is violating the pact.
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