by Michael Shank, Kate Gould
Even without a final nuclear deal with Iran, this weekend’s intensive negotiations in Geneva resulted in major diplomatic achievements that warrant mention. First and foremost, since direct contact between U.S. and Iranian diplomats has long been unthinkable, the fact that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif are talking to each other is a good thing.More progress was made in U.S.-Iran relations from these three days of talks than at any point in the last three decades. Most notably, Iran is allowing inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency much broader access to nuclear sites long-unseen. That is a diplomatic achievement in and of itself.
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