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Top powers meet Iran on nukes

GENEVA (AP) - The United States and five other world powers have begun high-stakes talks with Iran to demand a freeze of its nuclear activities.

A senior U.S. official says Washington is open to rare one-on-one talks with Iranian diplomats.

The EU's Javier Solana, who is formally heading the negotiations Thursday with chief Iranian negotiator Saeed Jalili, was upbeat before the start of the talks in an 18th century villa in the suburbs of Geneva.

But he declined to comment on the atmosphere of the talks and told reporters only, "It's a very nice day."

The U.S. official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the private nature of the talks, briefed reporters in Geneva. Such a move reflects Washington's determination to get results from the meeting.

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  • by Diane Location: Mt.Sterling on Oct 1, 2009 at 11:58 AM
    Iran's leaders believe it is their duty to bring death and chaos to the world in order to bring in the Golden age of Islam. What do you think we can honestly offer them to keep them from executing what they believe is their religious destiny? It is part of their theology to kill and destroy Jews and infidels. We have been dangling every kind of carrot and stick in front of them to no avail. Negotiations are pointless. we need to take action!! Go Israel!!!


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