If you listen to the Iranian regime they are, again, open to talks. Of course this comes one day after Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad boasted about his country’s nuclear program. So their motives will naturally come into question. Reuters reports:
Iran, facing sanctions that could cripple its oil exports, has told world powers it wants to resume long-stalled talks with “new initiatives,” and France said it might be open to addressing suspicions about its nuclear program.
Tehran made the offer in a letter to the EU’s foreign policy chief obtained by Reuters Thursday, a day after it trumpeted several advances in nuclear know-how and sent oil prices upward.
Iran’s president vowed no retreat from its nuclear program Wednesday but state television announced the proposal to re-launch talks after a year’s hiatus.
Iranian chief negotiator Saeed Jalili’s letter said he would have “new initiatives” but did not spell them out. He made one reference to “Iran’s nuclear issue,” without spelling out whether Tehran was prepared to negotiate on it.