Step by step, inch by inch: Ex-officials say renewing Iran ties will take negotiation

'If we delay too much, dawdle too much, we’re more and more out of step,' former senior official says.

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United States Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif on Jan. 16 at the Palais Coburg Hotel in Vienna, Austria.
Marie-Danielle Smith
Published: Wednesday, 01/20/2016 12:00 am EST
Last Updated: Friday, 02/05/2016 3:07 pm EST

Canada’s renewal of ties with Iran will have to happen cautiously—step by step—and behind-the-scenes negotiations will unfold as quickly or as slowly as both parties want them to, ex-foreign officials say.

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