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U.N. Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura (center left), Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (center right) meet with foreign ministers for talks on Syria at a hotel in Vienna, Austria, on Friday. Brendan Smialowski/AP hide caption

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Diplomats From Iran, U.S. And Other Nations Discuss Crisis In Syria

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Ken Taylor helped a group of Americans avoid capture and eventually escape Iran in 1979. The former Canadian ambassador to Iran died Thursday at 81. Gregory Payan/AP hide caption

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Ali Akbar Salehi, top, the head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization, delivers a speech as lawmakers and officials discuss a bill on Iran's nuclear deal in parliament on Sunday. The parliament approved an outline of a bill allowing the deal's implementation. Ebrahim Noroozi/AP hide caption

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An Iran Deal Milestone That Tehran Wants To Play Down

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Ali Rezaian, brother of imprisoned Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian, speaks by a picture of Jason and his mother on June 2. A verdict has been reached in Jason Rezaian's case, an Iranian official says, but it's not clear what the verdict is. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Hassan Rouhani, Iran's president, speaks with NPR's Steve Inskeep in New York on Saturday. Rouhani offered his thoughts on Syria's future, the recent nuclear deal between world powers and Iran, freedom of expression and other issues. Bryan Thomas for NPR hide caption

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani prepares to speak with NPR's Steve Inskeep on Saturday in New York. Rouhani reaffirmed Iran's commitment to the nuclear deal and said his country would be willing to discuss Syria's future with the United States — after ISIS is defeated. Bryan Thomas for NPR hide caption

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Iran's President: 'Driving Out The Terrorists' Is Key To Syria's Future

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Iran's President Hassan Rouhani prepares to speak with NPR's Steve Inskeep on Saturday in New York City. Rouhani spoke about the recent nuclear deal between the United States and Iran. Bryan Thomas for NPR hide caption

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An Iranian man walks past a mural displaying an outline of Iran, adorned in the colors of the country's national flag, on June 29 in Tehran. A large majority of Iranians appears to support the nuclear deal. Bherouz Mehri/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Hear NPR's Special, The U.S., The Atom and Iran

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President Eisenhower (left) visited Iran's Shah Reza Pahlavi in Tehran in 1959. The U.S. had begun working with Iran to launch its nuclear program two years earlier and would provide Iran with its first nuclear research reactor in the 1960s, at Tehran University. AP hide caption

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President Obama listens to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during their March 22, 2013, visit to a Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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