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John Limbert - US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Iran (2009- 2010)

For the second time in his presidency Barack Obama is eyeing the 'reset button' in his diplomatic toolkit. With Russia it misfired, so when it comes to Iran, what are the chances of overcoming three decades of hostility? HARDtalk speaks to John Limbert, the state department's point man on Iran in Obama's first term, and one of the US diplomats held hostage in Tehran 34 years ago. Are the US and Iran ready for the difficult decisions that would truly reset relations?

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30 minutes

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Tue 1 Oct 2013 10:35


Role Contributor
PresenterStephen Sackur
Interviewed GuestJohn Limbert