In a last-minute push to reach a deal by Friday, Iranian negotiators have refused to give ground on revealing the past military dimensions of their nukes program and their insistence on lifting missile restrictions. Today was the D-Day for the duration of the deal and THERAFTER, have the efforts enshrined in a UN Security Council resolution. This was one of the only serious remaining sticking points. In the resolution, Iran has also demanded a lifting of a UN arms embargo, which world powers are currently reluctant to do. This, which President Obama has cited as among his most important foreign-policy initiatives is surely doomed to fail. With every extension of the talks, it gives room to failure on reaching an accord which would in turn give Congress an additional month to debate any (if concluded) pact, and further, allowing Republicans more time to try and galvanize more opposition and ruin Obama’s dream of leaving a better US foreign policy than his predecessor. From a wider perspective, Iran is only playing ping pong with the US.