Friday, February 5, 2010

Mottaki To Munich

The Iranian Foreign Ministry just announced that Manouchehr Mottaki, Iran’s Foreign Minister, would attend Munich Security Conference tonight. He will hold a “night owl” debate on Iran’s nuclear program with Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt late Friday night.

The surprising last-minute decision by Iran to send Mottaki to Munich came just days after Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad signaled Iran’s readiness to accept the IAEA proposed settlement of the Iranian nuclear program.

At the three-day annual conference in Munich, top world politicians will discuss security issues in Europe, the Middle East and elsewhere. Iranian senior officials had in the past attended the conference, but this year the Iranian foreign minister did not register to attend until hours before leaving Iran.

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