Iran, powers seek to close gaps in new talks

Apr 08, 2014, 6:41 AM EDT
 EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif on the last day of the EU 5+1 Talks with Iran in Vienna, Austria on February 20, 2014.
Photo by Dieter Nagl/AFP

Iran and six world powers began a new round of talks on Tuesday aimed at settling the dispute over Tehran's nuclear programme by late July, despite wide differences on how to attain that goal. The powers want Iran to scale back its uranium enrichment activity to deny it any capability to quickly produce an atomic bomb, if it decided on such a course. Iran says its nuclear programme is entirely peaceful and wants them to lift sanctions.
Iran, powers seek to narrow gaps in new round of nuclear talks [Reuters]
Iran nuclear haggling hits midpoint with talks over Arak reactor [Bloomberg]