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U.S. engagement in Mideast conflicts may complicate Iran nuclear talks
U.S. engagement in Mideast conflicts may complicate Iran nuclear talks

The U.S. air assault in Iraq and American support for the Gulf Arab states’ attacks in Yemen are threatening to upend Washington's difficult relationship with Iran at an especially difficult moment. With a deal to limit Iran's controversial nuclear program possibly in view, Tehran’s cooperation is essential to complete an agreement that could be one of President Obama’s chief foreign policy accomplishments. But a major risk is that the U.S. interventions in the two Mideast countries will sharpen the opposition of Iranian hard-liners toward the United States generally in the region, and to the nuclear deal in particular. Iran's supreme leader,...

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