Obama officials, led by Kerry, team up to defend Iran deal from Trump

Former US Secretary of State John Kerry has teamed up with national security experts from the administration of former President Barack Obama to defend the Iran nuclear deal.

Kerry and the Obama-era officials have thrown their weight behind a newly formed organization called “Diplomacy Works,” which aims to keep incumbent President Donald Trump from harming the landmark deal that was achieved between Iran and six world powers in 2015, The Independent reported.

In its mission statement, the group hails the agreement, known as Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA, as one of the few deals that signify “the value of diplomacy.”

Besides Kerry, who was one of the deal’s chief negotiators, the group’s Council of Advisers includes high-ranking former officials such as Antony Blinken, former deputy secretary of state; Jen Psaki, former White House communications director; and Jeff Prescott, former National Security Council senior director for…

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