Thu, Sep 26, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

Openings for Diplomacy With Iran?

Download audio (MP3)

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

Iran's new president, Hassan Rouhani delivered a message of tolerance to the United Nations this week. He said the United States and Iran can "manage our difference" and that "peace is within reach," while calling the sanctions against his country over its nuclear program a form of violence. We discuss the possibilities for diplomacy with President Rouhani and the nuclear future of Iran.

Host: Michael Krasny


  • Abbas Milani, director of the Iranian Studies Program at Stanford University and author of books including "The Shah"
  • Jamal Abdi, policy director for the National Iranian American Council
  • Kenneth Pollack, senior fellow at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution and author of "Unthinkable: Iran, the Bomb, and American Strategy"

More info:

Become a KQED sponsor

Audio Archive

Episodes by Date

Calendar is loading...

Be a Part of Forum

Do You Live in the Bay Area on Less Than $33,000?

Forum wants to hear your story as part of our Priced Out series

Follow us on Twitter

Twitter bird in blue

Stay updated on show topics, relevant articles, and easily submit your questions.