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America and Iran talk all the
time, but is Tehran willing
to sacrifice its centrifuges?

Telegraph [UK], by David Blair

Original Article

Posted By:Attercliffe, 7/7/2014 11:48:29 AM

So much has been happening in the Middle East that the huge diplomatic effort now under way to settle the confrontation over Iran’s nuclear ambitions risks falling off the radar. But a new round of talks in Vienna began last week and the clock is ticking on a deadline of July 20 for signing a comprehensive agreement that would resolve the issue once and for all. First, the good news: the US and Iran are talking with such regularity and on matters of such substance that their meetings have ceased to be noteworthy. [Snip] But here’s the bad news: the issues

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mickturn, 7/7/2014 6:51:25 PM     (No. 9914315)

No problem, Obie will GIVE THEM the nuclear material they need...wait for it....

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