'I agree with president Obama – a 50 per cent chance of succeeding is about right,' says Sir Richard Dalton. 'It is possible. The [November agreement] pointed the way to success . . . but hardliners in Washington and Tehran are going to be hard to satisfy.'
For years Europe tried to use incentives on Israel, eliminating trade tariffs and enhancing cooperation in other areas. But Israel's 2008-09 war against Hamas-run Gaza sparked demonstrations in Europe and pushed EU lawmakers to adjust, wrote Claire Spencer in an April 2009 report.
'The EU will be under pressure to remove some of Switzerland's privileges, as otherwise Eurosceptics in other countries, principally Britain, will assume you can pick and choose which bits of the EU that suit you,' said Anand Menon.
Rhino horn can sell for as much as $66,139 per kg ($30,000 per lb) on the Chinese black market, reported Chatham House in a recent report.