February 7, 2013
Getting to the Endgame with Iran
Robert Dreyfuss, The Diplomat
Why did it take so long to secure a date for talks between Iran and the P5+1? After all, in the weeks before the presidential election in November, it was reported that the United States and Iran had already tactically agreed to convene private, one-on-one talks. And since then the United States, the European powers, Russia, and China, all sought to arrange another round of negotiations, first in December and then in January. It now appears that Iran, which is about to enter its presidential election season, has finally agreed to what will be the first round of negotiations with the P5+1 since the last round in Moscow seven months ago. On Tuesday, Tehran announced that it will join talks on February 26 in Kazakhstan.
The negotiations will be a...
TAGGED: Nuclear Weapons, Iran