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Iranian nuclear talks: stuck in a sandstorm | Editorial, The Guardian

With a sandstorm swirling around them and closing the airport, the six-party talks with Iran in Baghdad had every incentive to get a peace process worth talking about back on trackWith a sandstorm swirling around them and closing the airport, the six-party talks with Iran in Baghdad had every incentive to get a peace process worth talking about back on track. In an election year, Barack Obama has no conceivable political interest in sliding into another Gulf war, which is what a bombing campaign started by Israel would unleash. And Iran has every interest in avoiding the oil sanctions that are about to start in earnest in June and July. Both sides are more than aware that the clock is ticking. And yet two days after they began, the talks ended with an agreement to meet in Moscow in a month’s time but precious little else.

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