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Iran and US to discuss Iran's nuclear program after the election

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Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel, uses a diagram of a bomb to describe Iran's nuclear program while delivering his address to the 67th United Nations General Assembly meeting September 27, 2012 at the United Nations in New York. DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images

While we're talking about intelligence gathering and the CIA, let's look at one of the intelligence community's biggest challenges: Iran.

The New York Times reported over the weekend that Iran and the United States agreed to direct talks over Iran's nuclear program after the election. There's hope the a diplomatic resolution could avoid a conflict in the region and even convince Iran to halt development of a nuclear weapon.

There's a lot of confusion about Iran's nuclear program: how far along has it come toward actually producing a weapon?

Dr. Jim Walsh studies international security at MIT, he specializes in nuclear weapons. He joins the show to give us a picture of what Iran's nuclear program looks like.

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