Wow. Our experiment is off to a great start—let's see if we can finish it off sooner than expected.
One day after Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei declared that the current round of nuclear negotiations "showed the enmity of America against Iran, Iranians, Islam and Muslims," relations seem to have improved dramatically:
Iran said Friday that talks in Geneva with the group of six world powers had resolved all outstanding issues on how to carry out an agreement reached in November that would temporarily halt some of Iran’s nuclear activities in exchange for billions of dollars in sanctions relief.
A report on Iranian state television quoted Abbas Araghchi, the deputy foreign minister....saying that “we found solutions for all the points of disagreements, but the implementation of the Geneva agreement depends on the final ratification of the capitals.” He did not specify a target date, although officials have said privately it is Jan. 20.
OK then. It sounds like progress, fitfully and slowly, is being made.