May 12, 2010

Why Is Brazil Courting Iran?

Paulo Sotero, Foreign Policy

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Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva heads to Tehran this week, a sort of victory lap for what he hopes will be a monumental piece of foreign policy: bringing Iran's leadership to the nuclear negotiating table. Last week, Tehran agreed "in principle" to Brazil and Turkey's offer to facilitate talks on an agreement proposed by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) last October. Should that initiative succeed, it will surely be remembered as Lula's crowning achievement.

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TAGGED: Tehran, Brazil, Islamic Republic of Iran, Turkey, International Atomic Energy Agency, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, President

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