WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Iran’s foreign minister in Switzerland next week to discuss the current state of nuclear negotiations as a March target date for the outline of a deal approaches, the State Department said Friday.
Relations with Iran continue to be strained as that country shows no signs of halting its nuclear program. Vice President Biden and the Iranian foreign minister both said publicly they favored direct talks — a possibility firmly dismissed after a new set of sanctions. Jeffrey Brown explores the implications for both countries. Continue reading
The leaders of North and South Korea announced Thursday they would take steps toward a peace treaty that would replace the Korean War’s 1953 cease-fire and continue work to ease tensions on the world’s last remaining frontier of the Cold War. Continue reading