Analysis Iran's Strategy of 'Constructive Ambiguity'

By not defining their red lines, Iranian leaders are able to inch toward a deal with United States and placate domestic hardliners.

“An agreement that doesn’t recognize Iran’s rights is doomed to failure,” Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif warned over the weekend. But over the past few weeks those “rights” have been so blurred and obfuscated that even senior Iranian officials are having a hard time figuring out what Iran’s red lines are. At the very least, they’re evading a...