Iran nuclear talks offer slim hope
By Lara Jakes and Peter Leonard, APALMATY, Kazakhstan--World powers began a new round of high-level talks with Iranian officials Tuesday, trying to find a way out of a years-long tussle over Tehran's nuclear program and its feared ability to make atomic weapons in the future.
February 27, 2013, 12:08 am TWN
Few believe the latest attempt to forge a compromise will yield any major breakthroughs, but negotiators are optimistically casting it as a stepping stone toward reaching a workable solution.
Officials described the latest diplomatic discussions as a way to build confidence with Iran as the country steadfastly maintains its right to enrich uranium in the face of harsh international sanctions.
Mehdi Mohammadi, a member of the Iranian delegation, said Tehran was prepared to make an offer of its own to end the deadlock but will resist some of the West's core demands.