Iran's Nuclear Announcement in Two Tweets

Newspapers today are abuzz with a new announcement from Iran claiming advances in its nuclear program. Against the backdrop of continued talk of military strikes, what does this announcement mean? President Joe Cirincione explains in two tweets. 

@cirincione:1. Iran showed some tech advances but mainly its determination to keep enriching U to 20%, increasing nuclear weapon capability.

@cirincione 2. Iran has history of exaggerating capabilities 4 negotiating advantage. Told EU today it's ready to talk. That's what this is all about.

The State Department agrees, it seems. Spokesperson Victoria Nuland downplayed the news today as hype for an Iranian domestic audience. Check out the video above for more. 

Have more questions? Send Joe a note on Twitter or leave it in the comments. 

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