Iran Agrees to New Talks With 6 Global Powers
Washington Post / Joby Warrick
15-Sep-2009 (one comment)

VIENNA, Sept. 14 -- Iran, facing stiffening pressure over its nuclear program, has agreed to a new round of talks with global powers this fall but also repeated Monday its vow to fend off any attacks against its nuclear facilities.

European Union officials announced an Oct. 1 date for the new talks, which will include Iran's top nuclear negotiator and representatives of the United States, Germany, France, Britain, Russia and China. The discussion will be the first between Iran and the six world powers in more than a year.

Iran in recent days has appeared to rule out curbs on its atomic energy program, declaring its pursuit of nuclear power to be an "inalienable right." But U.S. and E.U. officials expressed hope Monday that the new talks could ultimately include Iran's nuclear ambitions.


singing from different hymn sheets...

by Patriot on

If 5+1 wants to talk about Iran's nuclear program and Iran doesn't wish to talk about its nuclear program, what is the point of this meeting?  If they can't even get the agenda agreed upon, what kind of "talks" will they have?  I am not hopeful about the outcome.