U.S., Iran Need Each Other The U.S. and Iran plan to meet in Baghdad in the next few weeks to discuss Iraqi security issues. Both countries have had few face-to-face meetings in the past two decades. They've exchanged harsh rhetoric in the past over Israel, nuclear weapons, and other threats to the region.
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U.S., Iran Need Each Other

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U.S., Iran Need Each Other

U.S., Iran Need Each Other

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The U.S. and Iran plan to meet in Baghdad in the next few weeks to discuss Iraqi security issues. Both countries have had few face-to-face meetings in the past two decades. They've exchanged harsh rhetoric in the past over Israel, nuclear weapons and other threats to the region.

Gary Sick, a senior research scholar at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs, talks with Steve Inskeep about the upcoming meeting.