An Iranian official spoke against the tentative Iran nuclear deal Thursday. But US officials expect that dissonant voices may be heard before Tehran makes a final decision.
That issue comes up because of the comments of Iran's deputy speaker of parliament, who on Thursday appeared to reject the uranium export plan that was reached after three days of talks between Iran and world powers in Vienna.
The answer to this is: As yet we do not know what is going on in Iran. But the Iranian government does not speak with one voice, and US officials expect that dissonant voices may be heard before Tehran makes a final decision.
Tehran may be trying to frame the uranium deal as a major concession on its part in order to get the best possible terms.
"At this point, it would be very difficult for Iran to back away from the deal altogether," Mr. Crail says.
State Department spokesman Ian Kelly said that the draft agreement remains "a very positive step."