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A year later: Iranian nuclear talks go from promise to doubt
A year later: Iranian nuclear talks go from promise to doubt

Hassan Rouhani won world leaders’ warm embrace a year ago when he arrived at the United Nations General Assembly in New York as Iran’s new president, speaking of reconciliation and offering a new era in relations between his nation and the West. But when Rouhani arrives next week for this year’s U.N. session, diplomats will be pondering a different question: What went wrong? A year after that auspicious beginning, tensions with the West are as high as ever, and 10 months of negotiations over the toughest issue in the relationship — Iran’s nuclear program — are at an impasse. Now Western leaders want to know Iran’s intentions and if Rouhani is...

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