What to Look for in an Iran Nuclear Deal

As President Barack Obama pushes to reach a nuclear deal with Iran by a Tuesday deadline, a small army of critics – from congressional Republicans to Israeli leaders to the Saudi royal family – are ready to pounce on any weaknesses to persuade Congress and the global community to turn against the pact. Negotiators, critics, and outside experts will be closely watching six key areas of concern. The success or failure of Obama’s signature foreign policy initiative could hinge on how the final agreement addresses them. Secretary of State John Kerry and negotiators from five other countries — France, Germany, Britain, China and Russia — are in Switzerland this weekend trying to reach a framework agreement by March 31 that would set the basic outlines of a much longer-term deal.