Hopeful Signs Ahead of Talks with Iran

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167x120 image for tp120522hopeful_signs_ahead_The five members of the UN Security Council members and Germany will be in Baghdad tomorrow for talks with Iran. Just yesterday, the new director general (seen at right) of the UN's International Atomic Energy Agency told reporters of a possible breakthrough after his first visit to Iran. After sanctions, a threatened oil boycott and possible outright war, Tehran may be ready to make concessions about its nuclear program. We update what diplomats call the "atmospherics" as long-delayed negotiations are about to begin in Baghdad.

Credits

Guests:
Laura Rozen - Al-Monitor - @lrozen, Scott Peterson - Christian Science Monitor - @peterson__scott, Kaveh Afrasiabi - political scientist and author, Gerald Steinberg - Bar Ilan University - @GeraldNGOM, Terri Lodge - American Security Project - @amsecproject

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Anna Scott, Katie Cooper, Christian Bordal