U.S. Official Urges Iran to Accept U.N. Proposal Iran has missed a July 5 deadline to accept a U.N. package of incentives offered in exchange for a suspension of its uranium enrichment program. Under Secretary of Political Affairs Nicholas Burns says Iran is "profoundly isolated" right now, and the U.N. offer provides a way out.
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U.S. Official Urges Iran to Accept U.N. Proposal

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U.S. Official Urges Iran to Accept U.N. Proposal

U.S. Official Urges Iran to Accept U.N. Proposal

U.S. Official Urges Iran to Accept U.N. Proposal

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U.S. Official Urges Iran to Accept U.N. Proposal

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The United States and its western allies had set a July 5 deadline for Iran to accept a package of incentives offered in return for Iran's agreement to suspend its uranium enrichment program. NPR's Steve Inskeep talks with Nicholas Burns, under secretary for political affairs at the State Department, about what options are available to Iran, and the United States' future course of action. Burns says Iran is "profoundly isolated" right now, and the U.N. offer provides a way out.