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NEGOTIATIONS Iran Nuke Talks Begin in Baghdad Ali Al-Saadi, AFP / Getty Images

Iran Nuke Talks Begin in Baghdad

The U.S. and five nations resumed negotiations about Iran’s suspected nuclear program at a conference in Baghdad on Wednesday—a meeting that came just one day after Tehran indicated willingness to allow international inspections of its secret military facilities. The head of the United Nations nuclear agency, Yukiya Amano, said on Tuesday that a deal with Iran over its suspected nuclear program could come soon, although Iranian officials insisted they were not acting out of pressure. Iranian state media reported that negotiations had started, but there was no comment on how they were going or what the likely outcome is. Scheduled since April, the Baghdad meeting brings the U.S., Britain, France, Germany, Russia, and China together with Iran to try to bring that country back in compliance with Security Council resolutions.

May 23, 2012 6:42 AM