Biden sees 'less than even' chance of nuclear deal with Iran

U.S. Vice President Biden speaks during a meeting at an Atlantic Council summit in IstanbulWASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said on Saturday there was a “less than even shot” of a nuclear deal with Iran but that it was still worth pursuing. Biden, speaking at a forum on the Middle East at the Brookings Institution think tank, rejected calls for more sanctions against Tehran over its nuclear program because “this is not the time to risk a breakdown when we still have a chance for a breakthrough.” Biden said the sanctions imposed by the United States and allies were working by slowing Iran’s economy, as well as its nuclear program. …

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