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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

''Nuclear negotiations fail to close gap between Iran and major powers''

From The Guardian

''Iranian negotiators have used a PowerPoint presentation to spell out their position at "intense and tough" nuclear talks with major powers in Moscow, but the new techniques could not disguise the wide gap between Iran's aspirations and the international community's demands for them to curb their steadily growing nuclear programme.

During a full day of talks in a Moscow hotel, the chief Iranian negotiator, Saeed Jalili, repeatedly called for relief from international sanctions and international recognition of Iran's right to enrich uranium. He also rejected a multilateral confidence-building proposal for Iran to suspend the production of 20%-enriched uranium – widely viewed as a significant proliferation risk – shut the underground plant where much of it is made, and export its stockpile of the material.''

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