Sense of expectation over nuclear talks with Iran

European Union foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton, described the talks as 'most positive' (photo:dpa)
European Union foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton, described the talks as 'most positive' (photo:dpa)

The first talks between the presidents of the United States and Iran in 30 years raised expectations for the October 2013 discussions over Iran’s nuclear programme. The five plus one group and Iran’s foreign minister have described detailed discussions in positive terms and meet again in November. That is when the new rapprochement will be tested.

<i>The first direct and positive contact between Iran's top leadership and their US counterparts has given rise to a heightened sense that a deal is finally in the offing. This will not only end over 30 years of hostility between Iran, the US and the West, but will potentially re-integrate Iran in the global political, security and tra...

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