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U.N. to Test Iran on Nuke Deal

The five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council and Germany will meet with Iran’s top diplomat Thursday to discuss a deal over the Islamic nation’s nuclear program. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has made bold headlines at the U.N. General Assembly this week, suggesting that Iran was eager to strike a deal and acknowledging the Holocaust, as his hard-line predecessor notoriously failed to do. The meeting will be the first high-level talks between the U.S. and Iran in six years; the U.S. is hopeful that Rouhani will be more moderate on the nuke issue than his predecessor, but is skeptical that Iran’s supreme leader will allow him to change the country’s stance.

September 26, 2013 7:01 AM