January 30, 2013

Could Japan Broker an Iranian Nuclear Deal?

Mahsa Rouhi, Christian Science Monitor

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As Iran and the U.S. prepare for negotiations on Tehran's nuclear program, both sides should consider turning to middlemen. Turkey and Japan are perfectly positioned as trusted intermediaries to build a proposal that has a better chance at success than anything by the 'P5+1.'

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