The released WikiLeaks diplomatic documents include behind-the-scenes details about a failed weapons deal between Russia and Iran. Iran had planned to buy a Russian missile that would have been a powerful defense against a military strike on its nuclear facilities. But Russia abruptly halted the deal in September.
The website WikiLeaks released 250,000 previously secret diplomatic communications. David Sanger of The New York Times had an advance look at diplomatic cables relating to Iran. He talks to Renee Montagne about the importance of the leaked cables and what they say about Iran.