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The Framework for a Deal with Iran


Last week, the United States and five other world powers--the "P5+1"--unveiled a framework for an agreement with Iran over the latter's nuclear program. The deadline for a final agreement is June 30. Critics in Congress and elsewhere say the deal is not enough, but President Obama and supporters say that the framework is very exacting, and the only alternative to conflict. Meanwhile, many Iranians celebrated the news, looking forward to economic normalization after years of sanctions. This hour we look at the details of the framework and discuss the differing opinions on it.


  • Ishaan Tharoor, foreign affairs reporter for The Washington Post
  • Sean Kay, Director of the Arneson Institute for Practical Politics and Public Affairs, Ohio Wesleyan University
  • James Phillips, Senior Research Fellow for Middle Eastern Affairs at The Heritage Foundation