Iran nuclear talks seen as 'constructive and useful'
Iran's top national security official Saeed Jalili with European Union's Foreign Policy chief Catherine Ashton in Istanbul
April 14th, 2012
03:19 PM ET

Iran nuclear talks seen as 'constructive and useful'

By CNN's Ivan Watson in Istanbul

Iran and six world powers held "constructive and useful" talks Saturday in Turkey as international diplomats seek to persuade Tehran to rein in its nuclear program.

"We have agreed that the nonproliferation treaty forms a key basis for what must be serious engagement to ensure all the obligations under the treaty are met by Iran while fully respecting Iran's right for the peaceful use of nuclear energy," EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said following the meeting with Iran's top negotiator, Saeed Jalili, in Istanbul.

Jalili had said ahead of the talks that he intended to bring "new initiatives" to the table.

Ashton said Saturday's meeting was a basis to establish a "sustained process of serious dialogue."
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April 14th, 2012
03:06 PM ET

Concerns over U.S. efforts to stop nuclear terror

It was a congressional mandate. A directive from the 9-11 commission....pure common sense....by the year 2012 every single cargo container being shipped into the United States would be scanned, x-rayed, somehow peered into, to prevent terrorists from delivering a nuclear bomb to America.

It is now 2012....and we're not even close. CNN's Drew Griffin reports in a two part investigation.


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