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Ayatollah: Nuclear Talks 'Will Lead Nowhere'

Pessimism high as talks resume today in Vienna

(Newser) - Negotiators from Iran and six other nations will convene today in Vienna to try to hammer out a permanent follow-up to Iran's temporary nuclear deal , but expectations aren't exactly soaring. "The nuclear negotiations will lead nowhere," Ayatollah Ali Khamenei predicted yesterday, echoing the feelings of many... More »

'Optimism' as Iran, West Begin New Nuke Talks

First negotiations since Rouhani's election

(Newser) - Global leaders have gathered in Geneva for a new round of talks on Iran's nuclear capabilities—the first since Hasan Rouhani became the country's president. The New York Times sees "the most promising atmosphere for negotiations" in a decade, thanks to Rouhani's apparent willingness to work... More »

1st Iran Nuke Talks 'Constructive'

Catherine Ashton sees 'sustained process of dialog'

(Newser) - Negotiators on all sides are saying nice things after Iran and six world powers began nuclear talks with a meeting in Istanbul today, the New York Times reports. The discussion was "useful and constructive," said European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, leader of the talks. “We... More »

Why This Time, Iranian Talks Might Actually Work

Talks kick off tomorrow in Istanbul

(Newser) - Iran usually uses "negotiations" over its nuclear program to complain about the US and the West in general, but things might actually be different when talks kick off tomorrow in Istanbul. This time, Iran might actually be willing to talk, thanks to the crippling sanctions it's laboring under,... More »

Iran Nuclear Talks to Resume

Much rests on new negotiations

(Newser) - International leaders have agreed to resume face-to-face negotiations with Iran over the nation's nuclear program after talks broke down more than a year ago. “I have offered to resume talks with Iran on the nuclear issue,” said EU Foreign Affairs Chief Catherine Ashton, who represents the US,... More »

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