EU Envoy: Iran Nuclear Talks Constructive (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Rachel Hirshfeld 04/14/12)
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The European foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton, said that the
latest talks between Iran and six world powers have been constructive
and that the two sides will meet again in Baghdad on May 23.
Ashton said future talks will be guided by the "principle of a step-
by-step approach and reciprocity."
Ashtonís statement indicates that the international community may be
ready to reward Iran if it alleviates concerns that it intends to
militarize its nuclear program.
The rewards could include delaying or easing sanctions on the Iranian
Before the meeting began, diplomats said that even if Iran expressed
a general readiness to discuss its enrichment program, such progress
would be considered enough of a success to warrant a follow-up round.
Earlier Saturday, one of the diplomats, who demanded anonymity due to
the disclosure of confidential information, said the Iranians
appeared to be moving in a direction toward engaging in discussion
about the peaceful use of nuclear energy and about the non-
proliferation treaty. (IsraelNationalNews © 2012 04/14/12)
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