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The scramble to salvage the Iran deal

Zarif (2nd from left) with European officials in Belgium. Photo: Thierry Monasse/Getty Images

President Trump's decision to exit the Iran deal has set off a flurry of diplomacy among the deal’s remaining signatories as they try and salvage the agreement.

What's at stake? Iranian Foreign Minister Javid Zarif arrived in Brussels Tuesday, after earlier trips to Beijing and Moscow, to talk to his counterparts about the tough road ahead. If he returns home with nothing to show, domestic hardliners — who never cared for the deal in the first place — could seize the opportunity to challenge more moderate figures, only furthering the distance between Tehran and the West.