Washington — Rob Malley, the conflict resolution specialist and former adviser to Barack Obama who helped negotiate the Iran nuclear accord, has no doubt that Donald Trump will now try to kill it. The US president is expected to announce on Tuesday that he will reimpose economic sanctions on Tehran — effectively pulling the US out of the deal — but that does not mean the deal is dead and buried. Malley, now the head of the International Crisis Group peace-building think-tank, said in an interview that the 2015 agreement’s original European backers had to try to keep Tehran inside the deal. Through his constant attacks on the "terrible" agreement, Trump has shifted the narrative away from the prior international consensus that the deal has successfully curtailed Iran’s nuclear ambitions. But Malley, who served on Obama’s White House National Security Council, holds out hope that fellow deal signatories Britain, France and Germany can work with Tehran to keep the agreement alive. And ...

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