Obama may create Iran ‘czar’ to finish talks

Obama may create Iran ‘czar’ to finish talks

The White House could appoint a new “czar” to serve as the point person for negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program as a deadline nears, according to a report.

An administration official confirmed to Politico that they are looking at a number of options to manage the final weeks of negotiations between Iran and five world powers. Those options include creating a “czar,” to see the complicated talks through to completion.

The White House made a similar move last year, creating an Ebola czar to coordinate the response to the deadly virus.

The official said other options include increasing staff and funding to help with the home stretch.

“Given the many details and elements of any implementation plan, we have been doing some advance planning,” Marie Harf, a senior communications advisor at the State Department, toldPolitico.

“In that planning, we are looking at all aspects of implementation, including how the [U.S. government] would be organized. If we reach a deal, there are many models for the way forward and we are looking for what will work best.”

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