Tuesday, 3 July 2012

The Latest From Iran (3 July): Beyond the Propaganda, Nuclear Talks in Istanbul Today

0520 GMT: It is easy to overlook, given the propaganda and mis-information --- from the Islamic Republic's IRNA to The Washington Post --- given missile tests and threats to close the Straits of Hormuz, but there are technical talks in Istanbul today between Iran and the 5+1 Powers (US, Britain, France, Germany, Russia, and China) on uranium enrichment.

At this point, the discussions offer little for optimism. They are more of a face-saver to avoid a declaration of break-down after the formal negotiations in Moscow last month than an advance towards an agreement. Still, they are taking place and --- for what it's worth --- Iran's Press TV takes a break from the propaganda to provide a straightforward announcement.

from EA WorldView: EA Iran

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