April 16th, 2012
06:15 PM ET

Is Iran playing the U.S. and its allies?

With international talks over Iran's disputed nuclear program now underway, the United States and its allies are cautiously confident that Iran is serious in its willingness to negotiate.

That stands in contrast to Israel whose prime minister said Iran has been given a "freebie" to continue its enrichment programs. And an Israeli television network brodcast a supposed blueprint of how Israel's military would attack Iran's nuclear sites.

CNN Foreign Affairs Correspondent Jill Dougherty reports.

Filed under: Iran • Israel • Nuclear • Security Brief • Security Clearance on TV
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  1. Myriam Soroka


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  4. Choad

    Why not?

    Israel does it all the time.

    April 17, 2012 at 12:32 pm | Reply
  5. Shi

    Israeli Government are the Master of all Terrorism on this Earth. The sooner the USA stops supporting them you will see that the Middle East will become much more valuable allies than Israel ever was or will be. Im so sick and tired of hearing about Israel and their stupid mentality that the Western World are obligated to protect them from their own disgusting and appalling acts of injustice and Terror against people in their own backyards.

    April 17, 2012 at 11:02 am | Reply
  6. SayanIndia

    In an ironic fact (now hardly anybody will admit), the Israelis and Iranians at one point of time actually collaborated together in developing a nuclear-tipped missile under "Operation Flower" around 1977, when the Shah was in power. The missile with a warhead of 750-kg was to have had a range over 200-km.

    This top-secret programme was hatched between the two defence minsters Ezer Weizmann of Israel and Hassan Toufanian of Iran.


    April 17, 2012 at 8:36 am | Reply
  7. michaelfury


    April 17, 2012 at 7:39 am | Reply
  8. michael

    Lets negotiate, Have a seat and we will talk while you listen, and then it will be your turn, OK? Do you have any questions before I begin? Yes Mr. President. Why is your best friend pointing that nuclear missle and hollering that he is gonna send planes this way and that way and then even more planes another way if I do not just nod my head yes, And he keeps sneaking where I cant see him, it does make it hard to concentrate,Mr. President you said no guns and you brought a fully armed aircraft Carrier, hundreds of bodyguards and armed Secret Servicemen, We tought this was going to be a peacefull meeting? Oh, and Mr. President if you dont mind,I could of sworn that I seen those big burly men drinking and chasing a bunch of prostitutes at the hotel last night and I hope they are sobered up, but that guy in the middle looks a bit unsteady. Wel it is plain to see that you Iranians are not interested in negotiations and are just wasting our time. Meeting Adjourned.

    April 17, 2012 at 12:11 am | Reply
  9. Osiris

    This anti Iran, pro Israeli bullshitt needs to not be published..

    Is CNN aware that most Americans know that Jews own 90% of world media cooperations?

    They aren't even trying to be sneaky about it anymore...

    April 16, 2012 at 8:38 pm | Reply
    • Thor

      Considering where you are talking from, i'm guessing that you have a biased opinion.

      April 16, 2012 at 10:28 pm | Reply
    • The West

      CNN was founded by TED TURNER – He is an Evangelical Christian.

      April 16, 2012 at 11:12 pm | Reply

    the only one playing the USA is OBAMA ! iran is very clear what they are up to. putin is very clear what he is up to .
    assad is very clear what he is up to.
    the only thing i would say obama is up to is re-election and that cannot be over shadowed by facts or foreign policy.
    obama will do nothing but reach for re-election.

    April 16, 2012 at 7:05 pm | Reply

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