You’ve got to start somewhere. Secretary of State John Kerry, Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, and foreign ministers the U.K., France, Russia, China, and Germany all met in the U.N. Security Council's consultation chamber on Thursday to discuss Iran’s nuclear program. The U.S. disputes Tehran’s claim that its pursuit of nuclear power is purely peaceful. Just getting to the table is a step in the right direction, though; these are the highest-level talks between the two countries since the 1979 Iranian Revolution. Kerry, while still cautious, said the talks went well and that Zarif was "very different in tone and very different in the vision that he held out with respect to the possibilities of the future." Zarif said the meeting was “very substantive, businesslike.” Diplomacy for the win?
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