Can a divided US and a divided Iran come to agreement over casting transparency on Iran's nuclear program - allowing inspectors inside Iranian research facilities to determine if the program is related to weapons capability?
The two nations agree on one point: There are no plans for post-election talks to end the stalemate.
"The United States has been working with the P5+1
to pressure Iran on its nuclear program, but with few results," reports Yeganah Torbati for Reuters. "The
United States and other Western powers allege that the program is aimed
at developing nuclear weapons, but Tehran says it is purely peaceful."
Expect the reports on secret plans talks to spark rancorous exchange during the third and final presidential debate in the US.