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Iran: Deal or No Deal?44:26

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Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice has a big moment in the sun right now.

For years, as Washington stood frozen in angry opposition to Iran's theocracy, the mullahs in Tehran have seriously outplayed the U.S. on the nuclear front: dodging, feinting, blustering - and moving steadily ahead toward nuclear weapons.

Last week, Condoleeza Rice convinced the White House to finally drop 27 years of refusing to talk to Iran and offer negotiations. With that, she outflanked Washington hardliners, stole a beat on Tehran, and, for the moment, won a united global front. But now what?

Hear about the hottest chess game in the world: Iran, nukes, and what comes next.


This program aired on June 5, 2006.

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