Photo Gallery: Catherine Ashton's Diplomatic Tenacity
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Photo Gallery: Catherine Ashton's Diplomatic Tenacity

Iran Nuclear Talks Europe's Unsung Chief Diplomat

The European Union's foreign policy apparatus is often written off as trivial. But its leader, Catherine Ashton, is the one whose tenacious diplomacy has brought the West and Iran back to the table to negotiate Tehran's nuclear program and related sanctions.