Trump’s Iran Policy Is ‘Untethered to History’ Veteran diplomat William Burns on the U.S. president, Putin, Iraq, and the “militarization” of American diplomacy. By William J. Burns April 2, 2015 WASHINGTON — IN a perfect world, there would be no nuclear enrichment in Iran, and its existing enrichment facilities would be dismantled. Analysts say the visit aims to loosen Syrian ties with Iran. Ambassador William J. Burns helped lead the back-channel talks with Iran that led to an interim nuclear agreement in November 2013 and set the stage for the July 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action between Iran and the P5+1. William Burns on the Stand-Off Between the U.S. and Iran William Burns’ dealings with Iran span several decades during his years at the U.S. state department. He retired from the U.S. Foreign Service in 2014 after a thirty-three-year diplomatic career. William Burns, Diplomat Who Led Negotiations With Iran, Will Retire : The Two-Way President Obama said he has relied on Burns for "candid advice and sensitive diplomatic missions." Vienna, Nov 20, IRNA – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, the EU nuclear coordinator Catherine Ashton and US senior diplomat William Burns… Continue November 20, 2014 Europe In November 2013, the Associated Press reported that officials in the Obama administration had been in secret contact with Iranian officials throughout 2013 about the feasibility of an agreement over the Iranian nuclear program. Burns…

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William Joseph Burns (born April 11, 1956) is President of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and former United States Deputy Secretary of State (2011-2014). Deputy Secretary of State William Burns and Under Secretary Sherman were scheduled to meet with French political director Jacques Audibert on Thursday, the State Department schedule indicated. He weighs-in on the current stand-off between the United States and Iran.

Under-Secretary of State William Burns' visit comes a day after US President Barack Obama nominated the first US ambassador to Syria in five years.

Ambassador Burns retired from the U.S. Foreign Service in 2014 after a 33-year diplomatic career. About Ambassador William J. Burns Hailed as an “American diplomatic legend” by Secretary of State John Kerry, William J. Burns played a central role in over three decades of international politics, from the end of the Cold War and relations with Putin’s Russia to the post-9/11 Middle East and nuclear talks with Iran. William Burns’ dealings with Iran span several decades during his years at the U.S. state department.

He holds the highest rank in the Foreign Service, Career Ambassador, and is …