US restraint in Syria could aid Iran nuke talks

  • AP, Washington
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  • Updated: Apr 02, 2013 11:57 IST

US President Barack Obama’s reluctance to give military aid to Syrian rebels may be simply explained in part in three words: Iranian nuclear weapons.

For the first time in years, the US has seen a glimmer of hope in persuading Iran to curb its nuclear programme so it can’t quickly or easily make an atomic bomb.

Negotiations resume this week in Kazakhstan, where talks in February between six world powers and the Islamic Republic ended in what Iranian diplomat Saeed Jalili called a “turning point”.


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