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Director of Communications, American Iranian Council
November 9, 2013
After three days of serious, high-level talks in Geneva, the P5+1 announced that a deal has yet to be reached on Iran’s nuclear program. Catherine Ashton, the European Union foreign policy chief, said that they would meet again on November 20th at the senior diplomat level, rather than the foreign minister level.
Secretary of State John Kerry tried to stay upbeat, telling journalists, “We came to Geneva to narrow the differences, and I can tell you without any reservations, we made significant progress. It takes time to build confidence between countries that have really been at odds with each other for a long time now,” he said.
Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran’s foreign minister in charge of the nuclear negotiations struck a similar tone, saying, “It was natural when we started dealing with the details there could be differences of views. But we are working together and hopeful we will be able to reach agreement when we meet again”
I moderated the panel discussion on US-Iran relations, broadcast by C-SPAN. Panelists included:
Dr. Patrick Clawson- Director of Research, Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Dr. Andrew Parasiliti- CEO and President, Al-Monitor.com
Dr. Hooshang Amirahmadi- President, American Iranian Council & Rutgers University Prof.
Amb. William Miller- Former US Ambassador to Ukraine