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U.S.-Iran Relations

U.S.-Iran Relations

This video was recorded at MIT World Series - Starr Forum. While Barack Obama has rejected the Bush administration's harsh stance toward Iran, panelists warn that we're far from the start of fruitful relations, and that achieving real diplomacy will paradoxically require both patience and a sense of urgency. Suzanna DiMaggio observes the U.S. seeking "areas of common interest and managing areas of profound differences" with Iran, moving "well beyond a change in language" to concrete and profound shifts in policy, such as recognizing Iran's right to a peaceful nuclear program; curtailing support for Iranian opposition groups; and reaching out for Iran's cooperation on Afghanistan. DiMaggio says Afghanistan may prove key to building the foundations of a relationship, since Iran is concerned... Show More


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