The European Union’s foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton grimly summed up the third round of nuclear talks with Iran, saying at a press conference in Moscow that the gaps between the Islamic Republic and the six Western powers remain significant and fundamental.
“The choice is Iran’s,” Ashton said. “We expect Iran to decide whether it is willing to make diplomacy work.”
She added that the six Western powers remained united in their [...]
Iran’s enrichment of uranium to 20 percent “is our right” and “is not a step towards a bomb,” President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Wednesday in an interview with the satellite television network France 24.
The enrichment activity, which world powers are trying to curb in fraught talks with Iran, “is one of our rights in terms of international law,” Ahmadinejad said.
“There have been lies about our programme… Enriching uranium to 20 percent [...]