Iran agrees to hold nuclear talks in Turkey
Iran has agreed to hold negotiations on a possible nuclear deal in Turkey, Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki told reporters in Tehran yesterday. According to Iranian media, Karim Bagheri, Iran's assistant nuclear negotiator, visited Turkey last Thursday. Nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers have been deadlocked for over a year. Brazil and Turkey brokered a modified agreement on a fuel exchange in May, but the US rejected it. Mottaki also dismissed US Senator Lindsey Graham's remark that Washington was facing a possible war with Iran as an attempt at a joke.