July 19, 2014

What Kind of Iran Are We Looking for Here?

Doug Saunders, Globe and Mail

The Associated Press

It’s now down to horse trading: The negotiations between Iran and the wider world, due to reach their deadline Sunday (and likely to be extended), have come to a head. At this point, the six countries negotiating with Iran will either reach for a compromise or walk away from six months of talks aimed at reaching a deal to end the crippling sanctions imposed upon Iran in exchange for Iran reducing or making more transparent its nuclear program under the terms of the Non-Proliferation Treaty.

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