A mere day after talks began between Iran and six world powers, they have collapsed over Iran's insistence that the UN lift sanctions and that it be allowed to continue its nuclear program, reports the AP. "We had hoped to have a detailed and constructive discussion," says a top EU envoy. "But it became clear that the Iranian side was not ready for this unless we agree to preconditions (which) are not the way to proceed." No date for new talks has been set.
"The process can go forward if Iran chooses to respond positively," she said. "We will now wait to see whether they do."