December 6th, 2010
02:19 PM ET

Iran nuclear talks resume after more than a year

Iranian officials sat down Monday with the United States and other countries trying to put the brakes on Tehran's nuclear program, a day after Iran announced it is self-sufficient in the nuclear fuel cycle.

There was "an exchange of views and concerns," between the Iranians and envoys from the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council, plus Germany, a diplomatic source familiar with the talks told CNN.

The Iranian nuclear program was the main issue on the table, the source said. Iran has previously said it did not want the talks to focus on that.

Iran also raised some of its concerns, the source said, including attacks on two Iranian scientists in Tehran last week that left one dead and one injured.

The diplomatic source and a Western official later both told CNN that the talks had ended for the day and would resume Tuesday.


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  1. phil

    Wow, a whole year? How many years has it been since anyone discussed Israel's nuclear program? Has it ever been discussed at all, ever?

    December 6, 2010 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • scariot

      I haven't read about it even in WikiLeaks..phil, where'd got that info?

      December 6, 2010 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Daniel

    Let's all hope that some good will come out of these talks. But first,we need to just ignore the right-wing fanatics who want only war!!!

    December 6, 2010 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jim Brieske

    phil. You are way off base making the comparison. You know the Iranians have threatened to wipe Israel from the face of the Earth.
    Now as far as the Iranians complaining of their nuclear scientists being assassinated our diplomats should be saying:
    "That's just a prelude of what's to come. We are going to kill your Supreme Leader, the Clerics, Ahmadinejad, your entire Army with a raising of the hand and you, unless you stop your nuclear weapons development today. Last chance. No more time delay games, we are killing all of you within 6 months."

    December 6, 2010 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Richard Allen

    i think we should live like they did on Firefly...abandon earth and terraform a whole new galaxy. let them blow up earth then cause I would care less...but rule number one...if you ever supported the use of nuclear weapons, you have to stay as after they drop the bombs.

    December 6, 2010 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
  5. phil

    The IAEA inspected Saddam's Iraq. They've been inspecting Iran's nuclear program since it's infancy. Why is Israel exempt?

    December 6, 2010 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • scariot

      Did Assange told you that Israel has its own nuclear progam but hasn't post it in (WeakyLicks) his site? I think the two of you spend too much time inside the locker room talking about anything under that hallugen lamp.

      December 6, 2010 at 8:28 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jim Brieske

    Daniel. You are dumb fuk moron. I don't want Iran to have nuclear weapons. That is their goal! I am to do whatever is required to stop them. If it meant coming to your home, knocking you unconscious and putting you on a aircraft bound for Kuwait. Where I would force you at gunpoint to either fight the Iranians or die that moment. But you will get some balls and become a man instead of being liberal democrat cowardly dillussional but/tpac/ker. Who fails to understand evil people with insane ideologies exist and one of them (Iran) intends to start a nuclear war with two nuclear weapons.
    Actually, I would put your head in the sand if it was legal. But disregard me dragging you to Iran. That's kidnapping, I wouldn't do that. Too bad you weren't such a wimpbag. Otherwise, you would willing protect those you love.
    Instead you deny the danger to hide your cowardice.

    December 6, 2010 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Daniel

      Jim,you sound like a fan of Sarah Palin's and a Tea Partier. Besides,who said that Iran wants to build nuclear weapons anyway? Certainly not the Iranians themselves. On the other hand,France generates 82% of it's electrical power from nuclear power plants and yet nobody says anything about it!!! Quite a double standard!

      December 6, 2010 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • lions

      @ Daniel...that's the difference between intelligence gatherings and shallow observations. If I know that you're that dumb I should had eaten you! GRRROOOWWWLLLL!!! lol!

      December 6, 2010 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Jim Brieske

    phil. You know the answers to these questions. They are logical and 6th grade girls know them too.
    I can't believe you compare Israel to terrorist supporting countries.

    December 6, 2010 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
  8. purple69

    some one told my kids the world is ending in 2012. everybody pray to your higher power.

    December 6, 2010 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
  9. phil

    @Jim...I wasn't comparing Israel to Iran. I was asking a simple question. Israel is NOT above the law. If God thought Israel needed the latest in WMD technology, he would have provided young David with more than a sling.

    December 6, 2010 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • scariot

      GO and milk the male cow!

      December 6, 2010 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |
  10. others

    didnt america steal this land from the indians and then kidnap some africans to work the stolen land. are those war crimes?

    December 6, 2010 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Jim Brieske

    phil. God had not gotten involved with mankind for over 2000 years until several Labor Day Weekends when he announced his Chosen One. The person given unlimited power when asked of God.
    How events unfold is yet to be determined but I can assure of this. If the ducks are lined up in a row, not one of them will survive. After that it's a cake walk.
    All this would be best in 6 months. Two and a half years may be impossible with a nuclear strike on Israel and second one in Pakistan or India if we invade Iran. This will cause retaliation, blaming of the other. Three years and they have a third, Bejing gets hit. This will cause a strike on the USA by China. They will blame us for invading Iran. Four years a fourth, Moscow gets struck by Iran. Now we are in full blown nuclear war.
    We have 6 months or in 4 years, human life on this planet is done. To the Iranians, it's about ideology and having the sword.

    December 6, 2010 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse |
  12. phil

    wiki is nothing new. whistleblowers have become commonplace. So much so thaty we now have special laws protecting whistleblowers from reprisal. now if we could only protect them from baffoon's posts.

    December 6, 2010 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Second Grade Student

    @scariot...What is a hallugen? Is it a eugenisist with a lightbulb duct-taped to his head? Is it some rare pathogen found only in hallways? Is it praise for genitalia? Is it Hal's luger, plural? Are you 12 yrs. old yet or what?

    December 6, 2010 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
  14. helenhull102951

    You all ramble about crap, Iran fully intends to start a nuke war,that is the most insane bunch nut-cases on the planet.we and Isreal need to take them down ASAP.. They are also making deals with Osama to sell them materals for attackes on the US, you can bet on it

    December 6, 2010 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Ms. Anal Rectal

    And IRAN, IRAN so far awwwayyyy a-a!

    December 6, 2010 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse |
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