Iran Agrees to More “Talk” in Moscow

Matt 24:10 Then he said to them: “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.

There were no new agreements reached in Baghdad last month between Iran and the United Nations in regards any kind of compromise on Tehran’s nuclear plans. However European Union representatives say that Iran has agreed to further talks in Moscow on June 18 and 19. Iran is now willing to discuss curbing its production of high-grade uranium.

The E.U. foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton announced that Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili agreed to focus on the six powers’ demands at the Moscow meeting, during a recent phone conversation. “The Iranians agreed on the need for Iran to engage (talk) on the (six powers’) proposals, which address its concerns on the exclusively peaceful nature of the Iranian nuclear program,” a spokesman for Ashton said.

This development came after two weeks of negotiating between Iranian and Western diplomats in preparation for the nuclear talks. There are doubts that anything can really be achieved in Moscow.

Ashton will head the talks with Iran on behalf of the United States, China, Russia, Germany, France and Britain. It is the U.N.’s aim to get Iran to “curb” their aspirations to become a nuclear nation and to stop them from producing nuclear weapons. Iran denies any military use of their technology.

It was proposed to Iran at the Baghdad meetings that Tehran stop enriching uranium to 20 percent, which is close to weapons-grade material and close the underground facility where such work is done and ship any stockpile of nuclear fuel out of the country. In return, the U.N. offered to supply them with fuel for a reactor in Tehran and to ease sanctions. Tehran totally rejected this idea.

Tensions have been running high. Iran does not want the world telling them what they can do and cannot do. The West does not want Iran to become a nuclear nation and Israel still believes that Tehran is playing for more time in order to develop their weapons.


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