VIENNA - Iran and six big powers began expert-level talks on Wednesday,
building on diplomatic momentum created by a pragmatic shift in Tehran
towards negotiating a peaceful solution to the dispute over Iranian
one big hurdle, Iran said it was continuing its most sensitive nuclear
activity, uranium enrichment to a level close to that needed for bombs,
denying a statement by a parliamentarian last week that it was halted.
has been no stop in the production process," Iranian nuclear energy
chief Ali Akbar Salehi told Iranian parliamentary news agency Icana.