Iran Appears Ready to Talk About Its Nuclear Program


Facing increased international pressure to open up about its nuclear program, Iran has stated its willingness, however reluctant, to discuss its uranium enrichment and other activities. You know, the ones for “power generation and medical applications.” “Negotiations are going on about venue and date. We would like to have these negotiations,” said Iranian foreign minister Ali Akbar Salehi to reporters in Turkey. Of course, with the EU likely to agree on an Iran oil embargo on Thursday, British foreign secretary William Hague finds the timing curious and is skeptical of Iran’s sincerity. No talks have been scheduled yet, and according to State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland, “There are no current talks about talks.” But at least we’re talking about them.