With no progress on Iran, and setbacks on North Korea, the deal may be Bush's only nonproliferation feat.
A taste of the ruby, sweet-tart pearls told me I was back home in Iran.
The weekend bombing that killed at least 17 people was the worst of its kind since Syria's battle with the Muslim Brotherhood in the 1970s and 80s.
The move shows a willingness to act on common goals despite deteriorating relations.
Contradictory messages are rampant as the EU and US reconsider security pledges to Georgia while new players such as Iran and Turkey enter the game.
The Iranian leader's appearance at an interfaith iftar meal, expected Thursday, divides the faith community.