Friday, July 18, 2008

Turkey Mediating Iran-US Nuclear Talks

The Turkish Foreign Minister Ali Babacan is mediating between Iran and US officials on nuclear issues. Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki is in Ankara today for talks with Babacan. US National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley was in Ankara yesterday for a meeting with Babacan. Hadley later called for dialogue aimed at resolving the disputed nuclear program.

On Saturday, Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili is to meet US Under Secretary of State William Burns in Geneva during a meeting with Group 5+1 officials.

Turkey is also mediating Israel-Syria peace talks.

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