Envoys from the P5+1 and Iran meet in Istanbul
The first set of formal talks in fifteen months have commenced in Istanbul today with exoectations for an immdiate resolution set low. Envoys from the P5+1 countries do not expect meaningful talks to start straight away but do expect Iran to show they are willing to take their proposals seriously. Their proposals are said to be greater access for IAEA inspectors and a reduction in Iran’s uranium enrichment process, the BBC has reported that Iranian officials are less than happy at some of the requests and will again outline their position that Iran has the right to develop nuclear power for peaceful purposes and that their enrichment process is still well below what is needed to produce nuclear weapons.
We will have more information on this issue as the talks progress.