October 13, 2009
Posted: 1628 GMT
The hot topic today in Moscow where U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met with her Russian counterpart: Iran's nuclear program.
At a news conference with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Mrs Clinton said Russia had been "extremely co-operative in the work that we have done together" on a common approach to Iran.
There are analysts who've said the United States would have wanted a firm commitment from Russia that they would back sanctions against Iran if it refused to agree to inspections of its nuclear program.
After all, President Barack Obama scrapped a Bush administration missile defense shield program, a key Russian demand. In July, talk from the U.S. was pledging to "restart" relations with Russia.
But others say this is as much as Clinton could have hoped for – or perhaps was aiming for – in this first visit to Russia after talks in Geneva with Iran. There may be disagreements on sanctions, but the outward appearance is one of cooperation and friendliness.
We will go live to our Jill Dougherty, who is traveling with Secretary Clinton.
Also today, we will go live to New York, where Richard Roth is covering the trial of two former Bear Stearns executives. This is day one of a trial that will determine the extent of the responsibility of big financial firms in last year's credit meltdown.
Plus, we will go live to Colombia where Karl Penhaul has put together a series of exclusive reports on Colombia's war against drugs and organized crime.
We will preview one of his reports at the IDesk. Karl's material will be featured throughout our primetime line-up tonight.
At the White House, we'll be monitoring President Obama's meeting with the Spanish Prime Minister. If he makes any comments on troop levels in Afghanistan, we will bring those to you. Suzanne Malveaux is standing bi in Washington.
We are also live on Wall Street, in Islamabad and London.
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