World powers restart nuclear talks with Iran after 8-month break
February 26th, 2013
05:08 AM ET

World powers restart nuclear talks with Iran after 8-month break

By Ivan Watson

Talks began Tuesday between six world powers and Iran over its controversial nuclear program for the first time in nearly eight months.

But the mood going into the negotiations was as gloomy as the fog that hung over this snowbound Central Asian city.

"I don't think tomorrow (Tuesday) is likely to be a day in which we can announce a great success," a diplomat participating in the negotiations told journalists on condition of anonymity on the eve of the first meeting.

Other officials were not so optimistic either.

"Most probably, the negotiations in Almaty will fail," said Hossein Mousavian, who served as Iran's nuclear negotiator until 2005.

Iran has held several rounds of negotiations with the P5 plus 1, which comprises Germany and the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council. The five members are the United States, France, Britain, Russia and China.

 

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  1. john smith

    America is the root of all terror. America has invaded sixty countries since world war 2.
    In 1953 America overthrow Iran's democratic government Mohammad Mosaddegh and installed a brutal dictator Shah. America helped Shah of Iran to establish secret police and killed thousands of Iranian people.
    During Iran-Iraq war evil America supported Suddam Hossain and killed millions of Iranian people. In 1989, America, is the only country ever, shot down Iran's civilian air plane, killing 290 people.
    In 2003,America invaded Iraq and killed 1,000,000+ innocent Iraqi people and 4,000,000+ Iraqi people were displaced.
    Now America is a failed state with huge debt. Its debt will be 22 trillion by 2015.

    February 28, 2013 at 1:28 am | Reply
  2. Tembisa

    Reblogged this on World Chaos.

    February 26, 2013 at 2:45 pm | Reply
  3. Hahahahahahahah

    Talks........Pffffffffffffffft!!! Iran will spout the same BS as always. Talks haven't worked and won't with Iran. Hear that Israel???? Hahahahahahahahaa

    February 26, 2013 at 9:10 am | Reply
  4. Vin

    Then why talk? Go to war. You will not do that either. Is all this like a WWF session? To entertain people?

    February 26, 2013 at 5:46 am | Reply

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