Iran and the U.S.; Nuclear Enrichment and Government Crackdown

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For the first time in twenty eight years, the United States sat down to official talks with Iran. The subject was the war in Iraq. Both countries agreed they shared a common goal of a stable Iraq, but there were many issues that weren’t on the table at the meeting including Iran’s continued defiance of the international community with its nuclear program. There is also the question of U.S.-Iranian citizens who have been detained during visits to their home country and were charged with espionage today. What is Iran’s agenda in the region, and how should the U.S. respond?

Credits

Guests:
Marina Ottaway - Wilson Center, Reuel Marc Gerecht - Foundation for Defense of Democracies - @followFDD, Scott Peterson - Christian Science Monitor - @peterson__scott, Shaul Bakhash - Professor of Middle East History, George Mason University

Host:
Sara Terry

Producers:
Karen Radziner, Vanessa Romo, Katie Cooper, Dan Konecky