Reports are emerging that the Geneva talks were preceded by many secret meetings between representatives of the Obama administration and the Iranian government, facilitated by the Sultan of Oman, of which the Europeans and Israel were informed only in late September of this year. (Here is a fact sheet on the deal put out by the White House.)
Philip Weiss has a quick roundup of the reactions do far to the deal just reached between Iran and the P5+1 nations. We can expect to hear a lot about the reaction of people in the US. As one wag suggested, the media will give a lot of attention to what president John McCain, vice resident Sarah Palin and secretary of state Lindsey Graham have to say, because their opinions are of course the most important on any issue.
For some light relief on this topic, here are clips from two weeks ago on The Daily Show and The Colbert Report on the prospects two weeks ago, that proved premature, that the Iran talks may actually produce something
(These clips aired on November 12, 2013. To get suggestions on how to view clips of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report outside the US, please see this earlier post. If the videos autoplay, please see here for a diagnosis and possible solutions.)