June 29, 2015
Robin Wright (for The New Yorker)
The historic nuclear diplomacy taking place in Vienna’s elegant Coburg Palace has roots in a gritty war between Iran and Iraq that ended more than a quarter of a century ago. Iran suffered more than a hundred and fifty thousand dead between 1980 and 1988. In Tehran, it’s called the Sacred Defense. In the final stages, U.S. aid to Iraq contributed to Iran’s decision to pursue nuclear capability—the very program that six world powers are now negotiating to contain.
Nuclear negotiations taking place this month have roots in a gritty war between Iran and Iraq: http://t.co/Hx6ZIWwqdd— The New Yorker (@NewYorker) June 29, 2015
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