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BREAKTHROUGH? Diplomat: Iran Ready to Deal Johannes Simon / Getty Images

Diplomat: Iran Ready to Deal

Maybe foreign-policy miracles really do happen. Iran is ready to negotiate with Western powers over its nuclear program, Turkey's top diplomat said Friday. Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said he believes negotiations could be successful if each side sets aside its deep distrust of the other. He also cautioned that current economic sanctions weren’t working, and a military strike would be a catastrophe. Both the U.S. and Israel have stated they will use any means necessary to stop Iran from getting nuclear weapons. Talks have stalled over the last several months, and it's not clear that Iran has made any concrete overtures to resume discussions, though President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said publicly that he is ready to restart negotiations.

February 10, 2012 10:59 PM