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Give the Iran nuclear deal a chance
Give the Iran nuclear deal a chance

As diplomats for Iran and six world powers negotiated past a Tuesday deadline for a "political understanding" about the future of the Islamic republic's nuclear program, there was speculation that only a vague statement of principles would be released. Critics of the negotiations were primed to seize on such a "fig leaf" to denounce the negotiations anew. But Thursday, Iran and the so-called P5+1 — the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council plus Germany — announced "parameters" for an agreement that were highly specific and, frankly, somewhat reassuring. At a minimum they justify continued negotiations with the aim of...