EU says no breakthrough deal expected at Iran talks in Almaty

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Michael Mann, spokesman for EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, speaks to media in Istanbul April 14, 2012. REUTERS/Osman Orsal

Michael Mann, spokesman for EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, speaks to media in Istanbul April 14, 2012.

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ALMATY (Reuters) - World powers do not expect a breakthrough agreement at nuclear talks with Iran in the Kazakh city of Almaty, a spokesman for the European Union's foreign policy chief said on Tuesday.

"It is clear that nobody expects to come from Almaty with a fully-done deal," Michael Mann told a news conference shortly after negotiations started. Talks are expected to run through Wednesday.

The EU's Catherine Ashton oversees contacts with Iran on behalf of six powers: United States, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany.

(Reporting by Justyna Pawlak)

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Tiu wrote:
Why is Ashton representing six powers: United States, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany.
Her official job title is High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs & Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission.
This is a job she was shoe-horned into by Tony B Liar.
Read her resume and decide for yourself whether she has done anything worthy of being made a “Life Peer” in the “House of Lords” – an institution that once your in it’s almost impossible to be removed from… even committing crime doesn’t get you kicked out!
http://eeas.europa.eu/ashton/index_en.htm
Beware of Trojan Horses – they are a gift not worth accepting.

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