The Nuclear Deal with Iran Gets Underway

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Iran announced today that it's begun suspending its most advanced nuclear enrichment, which could produce fuel for atomic bombs. UN inspectors agree. In response, Western nations will relax economic sanctions and begin six months of negotiations to make a permanent deal. It could mark the beginning of the end of Iran's diplomatic isolation, but hardliners on both sides call it a sham. Is Iran still hiding efforts to produce an atomic bomb? Are the Western powers, China and Russia just trying to maintain their monopoly on nuclear weaponry?

Credits

Guests:
Thomas Erdbrink - New York Times - @ThomasErdbrink, Jon Wolfsthal - Monterey Institute of International Studies - @CNSWolfsthal, Robin Wright - joint fellow at the US Institute of Peace and Woodrow Wilson Center, and contributing writer for the New Yorker - @wrightr, Clifford D. May - Foundation for the Defense of Democracies - @CliffordDMay

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Liyna Anwar, Evan George