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Daybreak: Iran Talks Seem Likely Next Month

Plus what the Syrian rebels should do next, and more in the news

by
Marc Tracy
March 29, 2012
Prime Minister Erdogan and President Ahmadinejad today.(Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images)

Prime Minister Erdogan and President Ahmadinejad today.(Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images)

• An Iranian official confirmed the new nuclear talks on April 13 in Istanbul, another small but crucial confidence-building step. [NYT]

• Which will not stop Iran from sending a monkey into space. [IRNA]

• A new poll suggests Shaul Mofaz’ Kadima win yesterday will likely have little larger effect on Israeli politics, though on a smaller level it will actually help Labor. [Ynet]

• Influential columnist David Ignatius suggests the Syrian rebels support the more moderate Annan plan, which would theoretically halt the killing and lead to elections. [WP]

• High-ranking Israeli and Egyptian officials met in Cairo to discuss a new embassy location, a potential prisoner swap, and other matters. [Haaretz]

• Israel defiantly insisted Jerusalem is its capital, no matter what is implied by American passports. [Times of Israel]

Marc Tracy is a staff writer at The New Republic, and was previously a staff writer at Tablet. He tweets @marcatracy.