US Diplomacy and Iran

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As President Obama tries to deal with Iran, that country's domestic politics are creating a nightmare for diplomacy. Both reformers and hard liners may want a nuclear deal with the West, but neither side wants the other to get the credit. In the meantime, Iran has charged three US hikers with spying, and Israel has intercepted an arms shipment it says Iran sent to Hezbollah in Lebanon. And major questions remain: is Iran really building a nuclear weapon?  Is an Israeli attack really likely?

Credits

Guests:
Our Correspondent in Tehran - social scientist who conducts research in Iran, David Sanger - National Security Correspondent for the New York Times - @SangerNYT, Robin Wright - joint fellow at the US Institute of Peace and Woodrow Wilson Center, and contributing writer for the New Yorker - @wrightr, Yossi Melman - Commentator, Ha'aretz

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Frances Anderton