Exploring U.S.-Iran reconciliation

On this week’s episode of Conversations with Nicholas Kralev, author and Iran expert Barbara Slavin talks about the prospect of a long-term nuclear deal with Tehran, the possibility for U.S.-Iran reconciliation, and the likelihood of American diplomatic presence in Iran.

Slavin points to a problem with implementing the interim nuclear agreement reached last fall between Iran and six world powers: Banks have been reluctant to do business with Tehran, even though they are now allowed to do so in certain areas despite international sanctions. So Iran hasn’t received “the money it’s entitled to” under the accord, she says.

A former correspondent for the Economist, USA Today and assistant managing editor at the Washington Times, Slavin is now a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council and Washington correspondent for Al Monitor, a Middle East news website. She is the author of “Bitter Friends, Bosom Enemies.”

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