1. Diplomacy

    Iran Agrees to New Nuclear Talks

    Iran's Supreme National Security Council Secretary and the country's chief nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili addresses a press conference at the Iranian embassy in New Delhi on January 4, 2013. Iran welcomed on January 4 the willingness of leading world powers to return to the negotiating table over the country's disputed nuclear programme, but urged them "not to repeat their past mistakes." Saeed Jalili, the Islamic republic's top nuclear negotiator, said Iran had sent proposals to the world powers to resolve the impasse six months ago which had now been considered. AFP PHOTO/ Prakash SINGH        (Photo credit should read PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Iran will hold talks in January with six world powers about its nuclear program, the country’s top nuclear negotiator said on Friday. The U.S., Russia, France, Britain, Germany, and China have held three rounds of talks with Iran since April, but have not been able to achieve success. The powers want to ensure that Iran’s uranium-enrichment program is for clean energy, while Iran denies that the program is for nuclear weapons. Negotiator Saeed Jalil said, “We have accepted that these talks should be held in January, but until now, the details have not been finalized.”

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