Last chance talks in Moscow with Iran

There's been no official word that if progress isn't made in Moscow this week in dismantling Iran's nuclear program, both sides will probably end the charade and give up the effort. But that is the consensus opinion from Europe and the US. Reuters: In Iran, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Tehran would be prepared to stop enriching uranium to a higher level - a process that could be used to make nuclear arms - if the six powers agreed to meet its needs for the fuel. But it is not clear how much influence Ahmadinejad has over the negotiations and whether his remarks reflect Tehran's position in the talks. Experts and diplomats said a breakthrough was unlikely at the meeting in Moscow, where the world powers are wary of making concessions that would enable Tehran draw out the talks and give it more time to develop a nuclear weapons capability. Iran strenuously denies it has any wish to obtain such weaponry and says it only wants nuclear technology to generate electricity. ...(Read Full Post)