Wednesday, January 15, 2014

IRAN - Agrees to Interim Nuclear Deal

"Iran agrees to interim nuclear deal, but is absent from Syria peace process" (Part-1) PBS Newshour 1/13/2014


SUMMARY:  Secretary of State John Kerry voiced frustration with Iran's role in the Syrian civil war, ahead of upcoming peace talks in Switzerland.  But some Iranian diplomatic progress has been made.  Gwen Ifill reports on an interim nuclear deal that asks Iran to dial back fuel enrichment in exchange for easing of financial sanctions.

"With Iran interim deal settled, what challenges lie ahead for a permanent fix?" (Part-2) PBS Newshour 1/13/2014


SUMMARY:  The U.S. and Iran have finally settled on the details of an interim nuclear deal, with talks for a final agreement slated for February.  Gwen Ifill talks to chief foreign correspondent Margaret Warner about diplomatic relations going forward with Iran, including the Syrian peace efforts and pressure on Capitol Hill for sanctions.

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