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EU says no breakthrough deal expected at Iran talks in Almaty
February 26, 2013 / 8:56 AM / 5 years ago

EU says no breakthrough deal expected at Iran talks in Almaty

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

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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