Despite the importance of the Nov. 24 deadline in the nuclear negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 countries, most likely the negotiations will neither collapse nor culminate with the desired agreement by that date. Failing to reach an agreement between Iran and the six powers has consequences, but success also carries many implications, and the same goes for an outcome that is between failure and success. These implications and consequences are not related strictly to the bilateral relationship between the United States and the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Iranian nuclear program or the Iranian economy and its future. With all these extremely important issues, others are relevant and affected including the future of ISIS, the fate of Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Lebanon, and the U.S. ties with the Gulf nations led by Saudi Arabia. Israel believes that the Iranian nuclear issue is existential for it and will not accept any agreement regardless of whether or not Iran has nuclear weapons capabilities. Since the relationship between President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is tense, Israel may once again make threats about a military strike against the Iranian nuclear program to prevent Iran from developing a military program. So what could happen by Nov. 24? What will happen if the nuclear negotiations with Iran fail?
Catherine Ashton is desperate to convince Iranian negotiators that reaching a deal during her tenure is the best opportunity for Iran.Raghida Dergham
Obama cannot give Khamenei what he wants and will not be able to get an deal with Iran approved when it puts Tehran a screws-turn away from a nuclear bomb. Neither the American people will allow it, nor will the Republican-dominated Congress.Raghida Dergham
One of the most prominent sanctions that Iran wants to rid itself of is the D’Amato Act, which requires a decision from Congress to be reversed.Raghida Dergham
On Syria, where President Obama wants simply to "isolate" ISIS compared with his intention to defeat it in Iraq, it is not clear what the Republican Congress’s position will be toward what is being planned provisionally for Syria.Raghida Dergham