February 19, 2014

What Would It Take to Get Iran to Say Yes?

Trita Parsi, Al Jazeera

The Associated Press

As a new phase of nuclear talks begins between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany (P5+1) in Vienna on February 18, one thing is clear: From here onwards, diplomacy depends primarily on the ability of the presidents of Iran and the US to absorb and sell compromise.

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