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Iran Balks at Nuclear Talks Without Sanctions, Rights on Agenda

A dispute over the agenda could be a factor in delaying a new round of nuclear negotiations between Iran and a US-led coalition.
Iran's chief nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili listens to a reporters' question during a news conference in New Delhi January 4, 2013. Iran has agreed to hold talks with six major powers about its atomic programme in January but the date and venue has yet to be decided, Jalili said on Friday. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal (INDIA - Tags: ENERGY POLITICS)

WASHINGTON — Iran wants the agenda for a new round of nuclear talks to refer explicitly to sanctions relief and what it views as its right to enrich uranium, Al-Monitor has learned.

An Iranian source who declined to be identified told Al-Monitor that a lack of agreement on these issues was slowing a resumption of talks, which had been expected this month.

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