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Iran hedges on nuclear talks with six powers or U.S.

Iran's Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi delivers a speech at the German Council on Foreign Relations in Berlin February 4, 2013. Iran said on Sunday it was open to a U.S. offer of direct talks on its nuclear programme and that six world powers had suggested a new round of nuclear negotiations this month, but without committing itself to either proposal. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Iran's Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi delivers a speech at the German Council on Foreign Relations in Berlin February 4, 2013. Iran said on Sunday it was open to a U.S. offer of direct talks on its nuclear programme and that six world powers had...more

Iran's Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi delivers a speech at the German Council on Foreign Relations in Berlin February 4, 2013. Iran said on Sunday it was open to a U.S. offer of direct talks on its nuclear programme and that six world powers had suggested a new round of nuclear negotiations this month, but without committing itself to either proposal. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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People stage a mock hanging as they protest outside German Council on Foreign Relations in Berlin February 4, 2013, where Iran's Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi's is due to deliver a speech. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

People stage a mock hanging as they protest outside German Council on Foreign Relations in Berlin February 4, 2013, where Iran's Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi's is due to deliver a speech. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

People stage a mock hanging as they protest outside German Council on Foreign Relations in Berlin February 4, 2013, where Iran's Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi's is due to deliver a speech. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi arrives at the 49th Conference on Security Policy in Munich February 3, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Dalder (GERMANY - Tags: MILITARY POLITICS)

Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi arrives at the 49th Conference on Security Policy in Munich February 3, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Dalder (GERMANY - Tags: MILITARY POLITICS)

Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi arrives at the 49th Conference on Security Policy in Munich February 3, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Dalder (GERMANY - Tags: MILITARY POLITICS)
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A man holds a Syrian opposition flag as he protests outside the German Council on Foreign Relations in Berlin February 4, 2013, where Iran's Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi's is due to deliver a speech. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A man holds a Syrian opposition flag as he protests outside the German Council on Foreign Relations in Berlin February 4, 2013, where Iran's Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi's is due to deliver a speech. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A man holds a Syrian opposition flag as he protests outside the German Council on Foreign Relations in Berlin February 4, 2013, where Iran's Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi's is due to deliver a speech. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi arrives at the 49th Conference on Security Policy in Munich February 3, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Dalder (GERMANY - Tags: MILITARY POLITICS)

Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi arrives at the 49th Conference on Security Policy in Munich February 3, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Dalder (GERMANY - Tags: MILITARY POLITICS)

Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi arrives at the 49th Conference on Security Policy in Munich February 3, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Dalder (GERMANY - Tags: MILITARY POLITICS)
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Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi (R) talks to Jane Margaret Harman, director, president and CEO of Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington DC, during the 49th Conference on Security Policy in Munich February 3, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi (R) talks to Jane Margaret Harman, director, president and CEO of Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington DC, during the 49th Conference on Security Policy in Munich February 3, 2013....more

Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi (R) talks to Jane Margaret Harman, director, president and CEO of Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington DC, during the 49th Conference on Security Policy in Munich February 3, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Dalder
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Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi is hugged by former EU special representative Javier Solana during the 49th Conference on Security Policy in Munich February 3, 2013. Senior politicians along with the leader of the Syrian opposition are in Munich providing a rare opportunity for talks to revive efforts to end the civil war in Syria. REUTERS/Michael Dalder(GERMANY - Tags: MILITARY POLITICS)

Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi is hugged by former EU special representative Javier Solana during the 49th Conference on Security Policy in Munich February 3, 2013. Senior politicians along with the leader of the Syrian opposition are in...more

Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi is hugged by former EU special representative Javier Solana during the 49th Conference on Security Policy in Munich February 3, 2013. Senior politicians along with the leader of the Syrian opposition are in Munich providing a rare opportunity for talks to revive efforts to end the civil war in Syria. REUTERS/Michael Dalder(GERMANY - Tags: MILITARY POLITICS)
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