Setback in talks on Iran’s Nuclear Program in a ‘Gulf of Mistrust’

June 19, 2012


Ellen Barry and Rick Gladstone


New York Times

Two days of talks in Moscow between the P5+1 (Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia, and the United States) and Iran ended without a breakthrough. Iran provided a detailed response to P5+1 proposals presented at previous talks, but remained adamant that its right to enrich uranium be recognized. The P5+1 insist that Iran abide by U.N. Security Council resolutions and suspend all uranium enrichment. Technical experts from both sides will meet next month to determine if another high level meeting is worthwhile.