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Pompeo Gives Trump an Ally on Iran Deal, But Only in Washington

  • At State, he’ll amplify president’s hostility to nuclear pact
  • But former CIA boss faces uphill task persuading Europeans
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Horizon's Valliere Sees U.S. Trying to Pull Out of Iran Deal

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Rex Tillerson argued that the Iran nuclear deal isn’t broken, one reason he just got fired. His successor has less than two months to fix it.

CIA Director Mike Pompeo, Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state, agrees with his boss’s conviction that the 2015 accord is a disaster. The question is whether that stance makes him more or less likely to win some international backing for America’s campaign to rewrite the deal. Tillerson’s efforts in that direction yielded few results -- and if there’s no progress by May 12, the president has threatened a unilateral withdrawal.