The talks between Iran and the major powers ended in Geneva today and were rescheduled to resume in January in Istanbul. Both sides said the talks were positive. The host, EU’s Catherine Ashton, characterized the discussions as “detailed, substantive.”
Critics of the talks maintain that they are only producing cover for Iran to develop its nuclear weapons program. The proponents argue that Iran needs the cover of these talks to strike a deal with the West, namely transferring its inventory of enriched uranium abroad for lifting of economic sanctions against the country.