April 29, 2021

A bombshell recording in Iran threatens to complicate nuclear negotiations in Vienna

Featuring Ilan Goldenberg

Journalists Dan De Luce, Abigail Williams

The bombshell leak of an audio recording with Iran's foreign minister has exposed bitter internal divisions in Iran, threatening to complicate delicate negotiations between Tehran and the United States to revive the 2015 nuclear agreement.

The leaked interview, in which Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif complains about being undercut by Iran's hard-line Revolutionary Guard Corps, has set off a firestorm and dominated news coverage this week in Iran.

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Authors

  • Ilan Goldenberg

    Senior Fellow and Director, Middle East Security Program

    Ilan Goldenberg is Senior Fellow and Director of the Middle East Security Program at the Center for a New American Security. He is a foreign policy and defense expert with ext...