Trump aims to cool tensions in Middle East, but Iran is probably not ready to negotiate

  • Tensions in the Middle East are escalating, driving oil prices higher and sparking concerns about conflict between the U.S. and Iran.

  • The Trump administration took steps this week that appear geared toward finding a diplomatic pathway after a year of ratcheting up pressure on Iran.

  • Analysts say Iran is likely not ready to negotiate and will seek to strengthen its hand before it agrees to talks.

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