Iran nuclear talks to resume overhadowed by Crimea vote

Mar 18, 2014, 1:37 AM EDT
A picture taken on October 26, 2010 shows the Russian-built Bushehr nuclear power plant in southern Iran.
Mehr News/AFP/File, Majid Asgaripour

Iran and six world powers will try to make headway toward resolving their nuclear dispute in talks starting in Vienna on Tuesday, with Western officials hoping the uphill challenge will not be made even more difficult by the Ukraine crisis. So far, diplomats say, there is little sign that the worst East-West confrontation since the Cold War will undermine the quest for a deal to end the long standoff over Iran's atomic activity and avert the threat of a Middle East war.
Background
Iran, six powers seek nuclear progress in shadow of Ukraine crisis [Reuters]
Iran nuclear talks resume overshadowed by Crimea vote [Bloomberg]

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