New talks seek progress on Iran's controversial nuclear program
April 5th, 2013
06:13 AM ET

New talks seek progress on Iran's controversial nuclear program

By Ivan Watson, CNN

Representatives from six world powers and Iran returned to the negotiating table Friday in Kazakhstan for fresh talks aimed at breaking the deadlock over Iran's controversial nuclear program.

When negotiators from the six-nation diplomatic bloc last sat down with Iran's envoy in the Kazakh city of Almaty in February, they delivered what they characterized as a "fair and balanced offer" to defuse tensions over the Iranian nuclear program.

"We are waiting to see how Iran responds to the proposal we put on the table," Michael Mann, a European Union spokesman, told journalists shortly after negotiations resumed on Friday.

Details of the offer from the six governments have not yet been made public. EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton described it as a "very clear and concise proposal" for confidence building measures.

Last March, technical experts from Iran and the so-called "P5+1" countries, which consist of the United States, France, Britain, Germany, China and Russia, met for more than 12 hours in Istanbul to discuss the proposal.

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  1. Grtuhdryu Ketuhvg

    THIS STARTS AND ENDS WITH CHINA. CHINA IS TO NK WHAT CHINA IS TO PAKISTAN. CHINA & PAKISTAN WERE LAUGHING THEIR ASSES OF AT THE U.N. YESTERDAY JUST GO BACK AND LOOK AT THE TAPES. NOW WHAT DOES THIS HAVE TO DO WITH IRAN? MUCH...IRAN DOES NOT WANT TO BE INVADED BUT THEY SHOULD BE. NOW WHAT ABOUT RUSIA THEY BUILT THE NK ARMY NOW THEY ARE DOING WHAT RUSIANS DO (HISTORICAL WITH GREAT SUCCESS) IN A FIGHT RUSIA RETREATS INTO RUSIA SLIPING FURTHER AND FURTHER AWAY GOING DEEPER AND DEEPER INTO THE WILDERNESS.

    April 5, 2013 at 5:34 pm | Reply
    • Pete

      @who ever you are,cut the cap locks,we can read your crap bozo!!

      April 6, 2013 at 12:19 pm | Reply
  2. Hahahahahahah

    The Iranians like to yap, yap, yap, yap. But will do nothing. Waste of time talking to Iranians. Hahahahahahahahah

    April 5, 2013 at 10:55 am | Reply
    • Murf

      For once I agree with you. now I feel like laughing

      April 5, 2013 at 9:35 pm | Reply
  3. 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.

    April 5, 2013 at 10:15 am | Reply
  4. George Patton-2

    Hopefully, these talks will succeed. I'm sick and tired of all this warmongering among the right-wing thugs in Washington and the ignorant Tea Partiers! How so very old it gets!!!

    April 5, 2013 at 8:21 am | Reply
    • George Patton

      bwa ha ha ha ha, just get rid of cable, internet and you will do fine.

      April 5, 2013 at 10:19 am | Reply
    • StanCalif

      When have "talks" ever accompished anything that lasts for a year or more? "Talking" with Iran and No Korea is a big waste of time and effort. Best to just ignore them! Let them do what they think is appropriate for themseves. Both know, very well, that any attack against anyone will result in severe destruction. Of course, destroying these two "misfits" would solve nothing.

      April 6, 2013 at 10:11 am | Reply
      • Joseph McCarthy

        Come on Stan, this right-wing lynch mob mentality of yours is the biggest problem this country has! You sound like a hateful, hillbilly Tea Partier from the South!

        April 6, 2013 at 12:01 pm |
    • Pete

      @George Patron,this John Smith guy who writes this same old crap is obviously getting on everyone's nerves and his same old propaganda is as stale as probibly his brain because he keeps repeating how republicans are the war mongers aren't I right in starting multiple wars in Vietnam,Iraq and now Afghanistan.Truth hurts doesn't it John Smith just like kicking you in the family jewels right to stop this conversation!!

      April 6, 2013 at 12:30 pm | Reply
      • George Patton

        @Pete, lol! I know him well, I call him Phunni boy; he is just a paid cut and paste guy with access to computer; btw, "George Patton" was used to be his handler, I forced him to adopt "George Patton #2"

        April 6, 2013 at 12:58 pm |

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