Talks have provided no end of metaphors for negotiations that have got nowhere, but which neither side wants to declare dead
The end of two days of talks in Moscow on Iran’s disputed nuclear programme provided no end of metaphors for negotiations that have got nowhere, but which neither side as yet wants to declare dead. So we are now assured talks are on a respirator, or have all the life of zombies in a horror film. Before all the opprobrium falls on the Iranian side, it is worth examining just how flexible western negotiators were in Moscow.
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