Rice’s Iran move ‘could rebound on Bush’

The world’s leading powers choreographed their efforts to limit Iran’s nuclear programme last week, but how the dance will end remains anyone’s guess.

3rd June, 2006

The world’s leading powers choreographed their efforts to limit Iran’s nuclear programme last week, but how the dance will end remains anyone’s guess.

Last Wednesday, US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice announced a major shift in strategy, for the first time holding out the possibility of US engagement in direct talks with Tehran. She also insisted that the Iranians would have to suspend efforts to enrich uranium in advance...

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