Iran, Six Powers Seek Nuclear Progress In Shadow Of Ukraine Crisis

wochit politics
March 17, 2014 AT 4:06 PM
Iran and six world powers will try to make headway toward resolving their nuclear dispute in talks starting in Vienna on Tuesday. Western officials hoping the uphill challenge will not be made even more difficult by the Ukraine crisis. Diplomats say, so far, there is little sign that the worst East-West confrontation since the Cold War will undermine the quest for a deal to end the long standoff over Iran's atomic activity and avert the threat of a Middle East war. But unity among the powers on Iran may be tested in the meeting of their chief negotiators on the issue in the Austrian capital Vienna, with the four Western states and Russia at loggerheads over the future of Ukraine.