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1 | Iran Nuclear Negotiations The Obama Administration is trying a new tack in its discussions with Tehran, calling on other nations to exert their influence to compel Iran to give up its suspected pursuit of nuclear weapons. In a letter to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, Obama asked for Moscow's help in dealing with Tehran, although the White House denied offering to curtail U.S. plans for a missile-defense shield in Eastern Europe as a quid pro quo. The Administration has also asked Syria and China to pressure Iran, but the diplomatic focus remains on Russia, which is helping Iran complete its...

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