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Geneva talks: only more details will persuade West of Iran's peaceful nuclear intentions


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Geneva talks: only more details will persuade West of Iran's peaceful nuclear intentions

World powers are hoping Iran will provide more details of its proposal on resolving their nuclear dispute on the second day of talks in Geneva.

The West wants concrete actions from Tehran on scaling back its nuclear programme to prove it is not trying to make atomic bombs.

However both sides appeared pleased with the first day’s talks – as far as they went.

“I think the negotiation is going well, but it is still too soon to judge whether we can have a good conclusion or no,” said Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi.

But it remains unclear how far Iran will go towards meeting Western demands to curb uranium enrichment?

Michael Mann who is spokesman for the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs, Catherine Ashton, said:

“We have heard from the Iranians a willingness to be more transparent, more open, to discuss, but obviously we have to continue discussions to see what it is they want exactly. Because at the moment the finer details are missing.”

Diplomats at the table have warned against expecting quick results from the talks.

Euronews correspondent Ali May reported from Geneva: “The first day of the talks could have ended as fruitlessly as the previous five rounds, but both sides have spoken of a very positive atmosphere during the negotiations and the West has underlined that they went into ‘some’ detailed technical discussions.”

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