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Before the Nuclear Talks, Iran and U.S. Are Sparring Over Who Will Blink First

A photo of Dr. Zvi Bar'el.
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Iran and the United States have already launched a kind of diplomatic dialogue. Granted, there have been no bilateral meetings, at least as far as we know, but public messages have gotten things moving.

The Wall Street Journal, citing a classified report by the International Atomic Energy Agency, reported this week that Iran has started producing a small amount of uranium metal, 3.5 grams. Around half a kilogram of this metal is needed for the core of a nuclear bomb, so the presence of this modest amount doesn’t mean Iran can already produce a bomb.

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