Iran: World powers creating 'difficult atmosphere' at talks

By REUTERS
May 24, 2012 11:17

BAGHDAD - World powers are hindering talks in Baghdad with Iran over its nuclear program, creating a "difficult atmosphere", an Iranian delegation official said on Thursday.

The so-called P5+1 nations -- United States, Russia, China, France, Britain and Germany -- have pushed Iran for concessions on its uranium enrichment program, following a 15-month diplomatic freeze and talks in Istanbul last month.

"What we heard in Istanbul was more interesting... We believe the reason P5+1 is not able to reach a result is America," the official said, asking not to be named. "(P5+1) came to Baghdad without a clear mandate so we think the atmosphere is difficult."

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