Playing for Time Europeans Take Lead on Iran Nuclear Negotiations

The Europeans want to play a key role in the ongoing conflict with Iran over its disputed nuclear program, jumpstarting stalled negotiations in a bid to prevent Israel from taking military action. But can the EU's hapless foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, who will lead the talks, make a difference?
The military complex at Parchin, Iran, which is one of the sites the United Nations wants to inspect.

The military complex at Parchin, Iran, which is one of the sites the United Nations wants to inspect.

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Translated from the German by Paul Cohen