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Iran upbeat on nuclear talks, West still wary

Iran's Supreme National Security Council Secretary and chief nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili gestures during talks on Iran's nuclear programme in Almaty February 27, 2013. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

Iran's Supreme National Security Council Secretary and chief nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili gestures during talks on Iran's nuclear programme in Almaty February 27, 2013. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

Iran's Supreme National Security Council Secretary and chief nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili gestures during talks on Iran's nuclear programme in Almaty February 27, 2013. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
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European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton walks before talks on Iran's nuclear programme in Almaty February 27, 2013. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton walks before talks on Iran's nuclear programme in Almaty February 27, 2013. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton walks before talks on Iran's nuclear programme in Almaty February 27, 2013. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
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Members of the Iranian delegation, led by Supreme National Security Council Secretary and chief nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili (3rd L), sit at a table during talks in Almaty February 26, 2013. World powers began talks with Iran on its nuclear programme in the Kazakh city of Almaty on Tuesday, in a fresh attempt to resolve a decade-old standoff that threatens the Middle East with a new war. REUTERS/Ilyas Omarov/Pool

Members of the Iranian delegation, led by Supreme National Security Council Secretary and chief nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili (3rd L), sit at a table during talks in Almaty February 26, 2013. World powers began talks with Iran on its nuclear...more

Members of the Iranian delegation, led by Supreme National Security Council Secretary and chief nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili (3rd L), sit at a table during talks in Almaty February 26, 2013. World powers began talks with Iran on its nuclear programme in the Kazakh city of Almaty on Tuesday, in a fresh attempt to resolve a decade-old standoff that threatens the Middle East with a new war. REUTERS/Ilyas Omarov/Pool
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Members of the Iranian delegation, led by Supreme National Security Council Secretary and chief nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili (2nd R), sit at a table during talks in Almaty February 26, 2013. World powers began talks with Iran on its nuclear programme in the Kazakh city of Almaty on Tuesday, in a fresh attempt to resolve a decade-old standoff that threatens the Middle East with a new war. REUTERS/Ilyas Omarov/Pool

Members of the Iranian delegation, led by Supreme National Security Council Secretary and chief nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili (2nd R), sit at a table during talks in Almaty February 26, 2013. World powers began talks with Iran on its nuclear...more

Members of the Iranian delegation, led by Supreme National Security Council Secretary and chief nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili (2nd R), sit at a table during talks in Almaty February 26, 2013. World powers began talks with Iran on its nuclear programme in the Kazakh city of Almaty on Tuesday, in a fresh attempt to resolve a decade-old standoff that threatens the Middle East with a new war. REUTERS/Ilyas Omarov/Pool
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Iran's Supreme National Security Council Secretary and chief nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili smiles before talks in Almaty February 26, 2013. World powers began talks with Iran on its nuclear programme in the Kazakh city of Almaty on Tuesday, in a fresh attempt to resolve a decade-old standoff that threatens the Middle East with a new war. REUTERS/Stanislav Filippov/Pool (KAZAKHSTAN - Tags: POLITICS ENERGY)

Iran's Supreme National Security Council Secretary and chief nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili smiles before talks in Almaty February 26, 2013. World powers began talks with Iran on its nuclear programme in the Kazakh city of Almaty on Tuesday, in a...more

Iran's Supreme National Security Council Secretary and chief nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili smiles before talks in Almaty February 26, 2013. World powers began talks with Iran on its nuclear programme in the Kazakh city of Almaty on Tuesday, in a fresh attempt to resolve a decade-old standoff that threatens the Middle East with a new war. REUTERS/Stanislav Filippov/Pool (KAZAKHSTAN - Tags: POLITICS ENERGY)
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European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton (L) and Iran's Supreme National Security Council Secretary and chief nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili meet before the talks in Almaty February 26, 2013. World powers began talks with Iran on its nuclear programme in the Kazakh city of Almaty on Tuesday, in a fresh attempt to resolve a decade-old standoff that threatens the Middle East with a new war. REUTERS/Stanislav Filippov/Pool

European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton (L) and Iran's Supreme National Security Council Secretary and chief nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili meet before the talks in Almaty February 26, 2013. World powers began talks with Iran on its...more

European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton (L) and Iran's Supreme National Security Council Secretary and chief nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili meet before the talks in Almaty February 26, 2013. World powers began talks with Iran on its nuclear programme in the Kazakh city of Almaty on Tuesday, in a fresh attempt to resolve a decade-old standoff that threatens the Middle East with a new war. REUTERS/Stanislav Filippov/Pool
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EDITORS' NOTE: Reuters and other foreign media are subject to Iranian restrictions on leaving the office to report, film or take pictures in Tehran. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl

EDITORS' NOTE: Reuters and other foreign media are subject to Iranian restrictions on leaving the office to report, film or take pictures in Tehran. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl

EDITORS' NOTE: Reuters and other foreign media are subject to Iranian restrictions on leaving the office to report, film or take pictures in Tehran. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry gestures as he stands in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin February 26, 2013. Kerry arrived in Berlin on Monday, a stop on a nine-nation, 11-day trip that will also take him to Paris, Rome, Ankara, Cairo, Riyadh, Abu Dhabi and Doha before he returns home on March 6. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch (GERMANY - Tags: POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTR3EART

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry gestures as he stands in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin February 26, 2013. Kerry arrived in Berlin on Monday, a stop on a nine-nation, 11-day trip that will also take him to Paris, Rome, Ankara, Cairo,...more

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry gestures as he stands in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin February 26, 2013. Kerry arrived in Berlin on Monday, a stop on a nine-nation, 11-day trip that will also take him to Paris, Rome, Ankara, Cairo, Riyadh, Abu Dhabi and Doha before he returns home on March 6. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch (GERMANY - Tags: POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTR3EART
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Michael Mann, spokesman for European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, smiles as he attends a meeting with the media in Almaty February 26, 2013. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

Michael Mann, spokesman for European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, smiles as he attends a meeting with the media in Almaty February 26, 2013. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

Michael Mann, spokesman for European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, smiles as he attends a meeting with the media in Almaty February 26, 2013. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
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Iran's Supreme National Security Council Secretary and chief nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili (2nd R, front) walks down the stairs before talks in Almaty February 26, 2013. REUTERS/Stanislav Filippov/Pool

Iran's Supreme National Security Council Secretary and chief nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili (2nd R, front) walks down the stairs before talks in Almaty February 26, 2013. REUTERS/Stanislav Filippov/Pool

Iran's Supreme National Security Council Secretary and chief nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili (2nd R, front) walks down the stairs before talks in Almaty February 26, 2013. REUTERS/Stanislav Filippov/Pool
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