Powers and Iran Fail to End Nuclear Deadlock in Almaty

April 6, 2013


Justyna Pawlak and Yeganeh Torbati



An April round of negotiations in Almaty, Kazakhstan, over Iran's nuclear program ended in failure. "It became clear that our positions remain far apart," said chief negotiator Catherine Ashton, the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. In the meetings, the P5+1 negotiating partners sought reductions of Iran's stock of 20 percent enriched uranium and suspension of some enrichment activities. No new talks were scheduled.