Russia is holding back on a sale of a missile defense system to Iran amid a diplomatic dance with the new Obama administration, which has signaled it might moderate the Bush administration’s strance on deploying anti-ballistic missiles in Eastern Europe.
President Barack Obama also is looking for help from Russia and Iran in building a better security situation in Afghanistan, where the radical Taliban has made inroads against the U.S.-backed government in Kabul.
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Investigative reporter Gareth Porter discusses the intricate diplomatic maneuvers involved in these multi-sided imperatives.
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