March 28th, 2012
05:00 AM ET

Iran announces date for nuclear talks but not venue

Stalled talks between Iran and world leaders over its nuclear ambitions will resume April 13 at a yet-undetermined venue, the country's state-run media reported Wednesday.

The announcement, by Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi, comes amid growing pressure from world powers over Iran's controversial nuclear program.

Salehi made the announcement Wednesday at a ceremony welcoming Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Tehran, the IRNA news agency reported.

A venue had not been set for the talks but Istanbul has offered to host, Salehi told the news agency.


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  1. ron

    Isn't it wonderful that they have graced the world with the priviledge of speaking to them at their convenience? Sorry, is my sarcasm showing?

    March 28, 2012 at 5:41 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      Just a little. Heehee

      March 28, 2012 at 6:03 am | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    Oh, the world should be sooooo honored.

    March 28, 2012 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |
  3. mike


    March 28, 2012 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    The German DM voicing the sentiments of other powers said today " Israel doesn't take the consequences of Iran war seriously". So don't our politicians and those in the corridors of power who keep on parroting the cries emanating from the those who rule that country.
    We should just pray that sanity prevails for once and we are not dragged into an inferno of unpredictable dimensions.

    March 28, 2012 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  5. bobcat (in a hat) ©

    Don't you just love their stalling tactics ?

    March 28, 2012 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  6. bobcat (in a hat) ©

    Instead of calling this "NEWS', shouldn't they be calling this "OLDS' ? As in same "old" rhetoric.

    March 28, 2012 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  7. bl4ck0utsUn

    How about holding the meeting in the underground, un-penetrable nuclear facility? They cold serve green tea, and yellow cake!

    March 28, 2012 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  8. leeintulsa

    they're gonna skype it

    March 28, 2012 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Sofa King

    Venue? Just use the American Embassy. It's been vacant for over 30 years.

    March 28, 2012 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
  10. chrissy

    hey bobcat, hows semi retirement? As for Iran, doesnt matter if they stall or not, cause whatever they have to say is subject to believability anyway.

    March 28, 2012 at 11:38 pm | Report abuse |
  11. bobcat (in a hat) ©

    Hey chrissy

    That retirement thing is working out great. I feel like a whole nother person. I just haven't figured out who yet.

    March 29, 2012 at 12:12 am | Report abuse |
  12. bobcat (in a hat) ©

    And on Iran. All they do is talk. They can't be stupid enough to fire a nuclear missle at someone.

    March 29, 2012 at 12:14 am | Report abuse |
  13. saywhat

    They don't have a nuclear missile to fire. When & even if they have it "they will not pose an existentialist threat to Israel" says the Mossad chief.

    March 29, 2012 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat) ©

      Are you ready for the sarcasm ? Here it comes. Wait for it. Wait for it.
      Duuuuh on the nuclear misslile, Mr. Obvious.

      March 29, 2012 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |