After months of heated rhetoric, the threat of a conflict with Iran over its nuclear program seems to be subsiding.
According to one Obama administration official, “We are in a period now where the combination of diplomacy and pressure is giving us a window.” We’ll all know better later this month when talks resume in Baghdad. Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi appears optimistic. “At the Baghdad meeting,” he told reporters, “I see more progress.”
So the good news is, at least in the short run, that there’s hope of avoiding conflict.