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The prospects for attacking Iran's nuclear program have been the principal topic of Prime Minister Netanyahu's visit to Washington. Have the prospects changed? What about today's announcement that six-party talks with Iran are about to resume? Also, diplomatic pressure on Syria increases. On Reporter's Notebook, as the Republicans go to the polls in ten states on Super Tuesday, will the President's news conference steal the show?

Banner image: US President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) speak during meetings in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, March 5, 2012. Photo credit should read Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Producers:
Anna Scott
Sonya Geis
Karen Radziner

Making News Diplomatic Pressure on Syria Increases 7 MIN, 27 SEC

After weeks of delay, Syria said today that former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan can enter the country as a special envoy. Josh Rogin reports for Foreign Policy magazine.

Guests:
Josh Rogin, Foreign Policy magazine (@joshrogin)

Main Topic The President, the Prime Minister and Possible War with Iran 38 MIN, 5 SEC

Just as President Obama's agreed with Prime Minister Netanyahu that Israel has the right to attack Iran's nuclear program, there's a proposal for renewed diplomacy. Europe, Russia, China and the US have accepted Iran's invitation for renewal of talks that broke down more than a year ago. Are upcoming new sanctions already working, as the President hoped they would, or will this be just another effort to kick the can down the road? Has Netanyahu's visit to Washington altered the prospects for armed conflict in the Middle East?

Guests:
Julian Borger, Guardian of London (@julianborger)
Trita Parsi, National Iranian American Council (@tparsi)
William Tobey, Harvard's Kennedy School of Government
Daniel Levy, European Council on Foreign Relations (@ecfr)
Gerald Steinberg, Bar Ilan University (@GeraldNGOM)

Reporter's Notebook Is Obama Stealing the Spotlight from Super Tuesday? 5 MIN, 20 SEC

As Republicans were battling for votes in ten states on this Super Tuesday, President Obama held a White House news conference. The President began by repeating his familiar litany of what Republicans in Congress could do to improve the economy.  He also elaborated on steps he will take for homeowners and for members of the armed forces, whether Congress takes action or not. Glenn Thrush is senior White House reporter for Politico.



 

Guests:
Glenn Thrush, Politico.com (@GlennThrush)

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