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Iran's Charmer in Chief Wins Again

Even before the Iran nuclear deal is announced, we know that Javad Zarif has done well for himself.
Look who's smiling.

Look who's smiling.

Photographer: Rick Wilking/AFP/Getty Images

Now is the time to praise Javad Zarif. Whatever you might think of Iran's foreign minister, he knows how to bargain. 

With a final announcement due any moment from negotiations over Iran's nuclear program in Lausanne, Switzerland, Iran appears to be doing quite well for itself.