Biden Is Ready for Iran Nuke Talks

    MUNICH, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 02:  U.S. Vice President Joe Biden delivers his key note speech during day 2 of the 49th Munich Security Conference at Hotel Bayerischer Hof on February 2, 2013 in Munich, Germany. The Munich Security Conference brings together senior figures from around the world to engage in an intensive debate on current and future security challenges and remains the most important independent forum for the exchange of views by international security policy decision-makers.  (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)

    Biden in Munich on Saturday. (Johannes Simon/AFP/Getty),Johannes Simon

    There has been much hand-wringing about Iran’s possible nuclear program of late, and it looks like it’s about to come to a head. At a conference in Munich on Saturday, Vice President Biden announced that the nation is facing “the most robust sanctions in history” to keep its uranium-enrichment effort from developing nuclear weapons. Iran defends the program as a peaceful effort. But there’s a way out: Biden further announced that if the country is “serious,” the United States would be open to bilateral negotiations, saying that “the ball is in the government of Iran’s court.” Hopefully it will stay in play.

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