America's usual tack on Iran's nuclear program hasn't worked. The US should test the intentions of Iran's new President Hasan Rouhani, who visits the UN today, by trying a new approach: capitalizing on areas where US and Iranian interests align, such as Afghanistan, or even Iraq.
Why will his absence be mourned as new Iranian President Hassan Rouhani gears up for his UN debut?
Iran's new president, Hasan Rouhani, woos the US with a plea to acknowledge Iran's alleged core identity in its nuclear program. President Obama can point to Iran's conflicting identities as the country's source of weakness.
An exchange of letters between President Rouhani and President Obama has raised hopes that Iran and the US can move toward a deal over Iran's controversial nuclear program.
Once in full operation, which could take years, the Yongbyon nuclear reactor would enable North Korea to produce 6 kilograms of plutonium a year to add to its nuclear weapons stockpile.