Iran hopes for 'nuclear road map'
Iran's International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) ambassador Ali Asghar Soltanieh sorts documents before an IAEA meeting in Vienna. Dubai - Iranian Foreign Minister and chief nuclear negotiator Mohammad Javad Zarif voiced hope that Tehran and world powers can agree in talks this week on a road map towards resolving their nuclear stand-off, but warned the process would be complex. The negotiations about Iran's nuclear programme, to start in Geneva on Tuesday, will be the first since the election of President Hassan Rouhani, a relative moderate who wants to thaw Iran's icy relations with the West to get harsh economic sanctions removed.
Rouhani's election in June to succeed conservative hardliner Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has raised hopes of a negotiated solution to a decade-old dispute over the programme that could otherwise trigger a new war in the volatile Middle East. Zarif's deputy, Abbas Araqchi, on Sunday rebuffed the West's demand that Iran send sensitive nuclear material out of the country but signalled flexibility on other aspects of its atomic activities that worry world powers.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at Sunday TribuneSimilar Stories