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Netanyahu's speech to Congress has politics written all over it

March 6, 2015
Doyle McManus | Los Angeles Times
If Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu really didn't want his speech on Tuesday to look political, he chose a strange place to deliver it: the U.S. House of Representatives, one of the most politicized places on Earth.
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What are the chances of an Iran nuclear deal now?

March 3, 2015
Benjamin Netanyahu, prime minister of Israel, warned Congress of the dangers of making a bad nuclear deal that could pave “Iran's path to the bomb.” What would a good deal achieve? And is Netanyahu right about the threat of Iran? Gwen Ifill gets two views from former National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley and former State Department official Vali Nasr.
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Why Netanyahu Took Such Public Stance Against Iran Deal

March 4, 2015
Indira Lakshmanan | Bloomberg News
We begin with Israeli Prime Minister's Benjamin Netanyahu's warning about a nuclear deal with Iran. Bloomberg's foreign policy correspondent Indira Lakshmanan joined Pimm from Washington.
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Why Israel is fighting Obama's Iran deal

February 26, 2015
Michael Crowley | POLITICO
Days before Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s controversial address to Congress, Israeli officials are citing a little-understood element of the Iran nuclear talks as their chief concern about a potential deal.
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Document Reveals Growth of Cyberwarfare Between the U.S. and Iran

February 23, 2015
David Sanger | The New York Times
A newly disclosed National Security Agency document illustrates the striking acceleration of the use of cyberweapons by the United States and Iran against each other, both for spying and sabotage, even as Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart met in Geneva to try to break a stalemate in the talks over Iran’s disputed nuclear program.
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Fear of Israeli Leaks Fuels Distrust Over U.S. Talks With Iran

February 19, 2015
David Sanger | The New York Times
With the Obama administration racing to negotiate the outlines of a nuclear deal with Iran by the end of March, aides to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel have charged in recent days that they are being deliberately left in the dark about the details of the talks. The Americans have said that is untrue, but even one of Washington’s closest negotiating partners reports being warned about being too open with the Israelis, “because whatever we say may be used in a selective way.”
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Optimism Over Iran Talks Easier to Find in Tehran Than in Washington

November 18, 2014
Indira Lakshmanan | Bloomberg News
Iranians are expressing more optimism than their U.S. and European counterparts as international negotiations resume over the Islamic Republic’s disputed nuclear program.
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Iran Nuclear Pact Faces an Array of Opposing Forces

November 17, 2014
David Sanger, Steven Erlanger and Jodi Rudoren | The New York Times
When President Obama wrote last month to Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, urging him to overcome a decade of mistrust and negotiate a deal limiting Tehran’s nuclear ambitions, it was perhaps the president’s last effort to reach a reconciliation with Iran that could remake the Middle East.
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Japan surrenders part of its nuclear stockpile for disposal

March 25, 2014
Japan said it would relinquish a large cache of weapons-grade plutonium and highly enriched uranium -- enough to build dozens of nuclear weapons -- to the U.S. for disposal, just as a nuclear security summit opens at The Hague. Gwen Ifill assesses the deal with Matthew Bunn of Harvard University.
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