What A Concept: We’re Actually Talking To Iran
Along with the United States, five members of the United Nations Security Council, Germany and the European Union, talks with Iran are taking place in Geneva, with the goal of allowing serious nuclear inspections, suspension of Iran’s nuclear enrichment program and assurances from Iran that its intentions are peaceful.
Washington would still like to begin bilateral talks with Iran on a broader relationship, including trade and Tehran’s support for Palestinian, Lebanese and Iraqi insurgent and terrorist groups, including Hezbollah and Islamic Jihad.
But after new disclosures of a hidden Iranian enrichment facility dug deep into a guarded mountain near Qum, the negotiations “cannot be an open-ended process, or talks just for the sake of talks, especially in light of the revelations about Qum,” said the official, who briefed reporters Wednesday on condition of anonymity.
“We need to see practical steps and measurable results, and we need to see them starting quickly,” he said.
At least it’s a start. The under secretary of state of political affairs William J. Burns (pictured) heads the US delegation.Click here for reuse options!
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