World powers convene in Baghdad for talks over Iran’s nuclear program
The second round of talks between the six world powers - the US, China, Russia, Britain, France and Germany - and Iranian officials will take place today (Wednesday) in Baghdad.
The talks will focus on the issue of the future of Iran’s nuclear program and Western concern that Iran is utilizing the program to pursue nuclear military capabilities, despite Iranian claims that it is solely for peaceful, civilian purposes. The powers seek to convince Iran to act towards reducing suspicions of its development of nuclear weapon and decrease its uranium enrichment process, while Iran is seeking the alleviation of the economic sanctions that have been imposed on the Islamic republic.
The current round of discussions will begin just days after the announcement of the IAEA Chief that an agreement with Iran over its nuclear program is imminent and the US approval of additional sanctions against Iran.