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Iran Given Two-Weeks to End the Nuclear Impasse

Scoop Link: Iran Given Two-Week Deadline to End the Nuclear Impasse


by Julian Borger, The Observer

Geneva - Iran was given a fortnight to agree to freeze its uranium enrichment program yesterday or face further international isolation.

After a day of inconclusive talks in Geneva, a six-nation negotiating team warned the Iranian delegation that it had run out of patience and demanded a 'yes or no' answer to a proposal it put forward five weeks ago.

Under that offer, sponsored jointly by the US, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China, Iran would not expand its uranium enrichment programme, while the international community refrained from imposing further sanctions. This phase would last six weeks, possibly paving the way for suspension of enrichment and more comprehensive talks.

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