Behind-The-Scenes Diplomacy Revealed in Latest WikiLeaks Release

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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad waves during a welcoming ceremony for his Bolivian counterpart Evo Morales in Tehran on October 26, 2010.
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WikiLeaks struck again this weekend, this time releasing a trove of over 250,000 documents containing cable messages between international diplomats. The New York Times and four other major international newspapers received the documents from WikiLeaks early, and agreed to publish their reports today. The confidential messages are plentiful and far-reaching, and reveal the tangled workings of diplomats behind the scenes as they relay messages about a potentially-nuclear Iran, contingency plans for North Korea and various coordinated efforts in the Middle East.

Scott Shane, reporter for our partner The New York Times, joins us to unpack the top stories from the release.