U.S. Excluded from Iran Nuclear Deal Summit in Vienna

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In this photo released by official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, President Hassan Rouhani addresses the nation in a televised speech, in Tehran, Iran, Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. Rouhani spoke after U.S. President Donald Trump angrily accused Iran of violating the spirit of the 2015 accord and demanded Congress toughen the law governing U.S. participation. AP Photo
IRAN US
In this photo released by official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, President Hassan Rouhani addresses the nation in a televised speech, in Tehran, Iran, Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. Rouhani spoke after U.S. President Donald Trump angrily accused Iran of violating the spirit of the 2015 accord and demanded Congress toughen the law governing U.S. participation. AP Photo

U.S. Excluded from Iran Nuclear Deal Summit in Vienna

From the moment President Donald Trump pulled the U.S. out of the Iran Nuclear deal, a.k.a. Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the remaining parties (Iran, UK, Russia, China, France and Germany), along with major corporations, have scrambled to keep the framework alive. Foreign ministers from the remaining signatories met in Vienna today to work around continuing U.S. efforts to kill the deal, but U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, was missing. For analysis, we turn to Trita Parsi, founder and president of the National Iranian American Council. His most recent book is Losing an Enemy: Obama, Iran, and the Triumph of Diplomacy.