US gives Iran 'last chance' warning over shutting down nuclear facilitySubmitted by Bob-45 on Mon, 04/09/2012 - 23:01
Obama demands concessions as crucial talks begin in Istanbul later this week
Guy Adams Monday 09 April 2012
Iran must immediately close a large nuclear facility built underneath a mountain if it is to take what President Obama has called a "last chance" to resolve its escalating dispute with the West via diplomacy.
Other "near term" concessions which must be met in the early stages of talks to avoid a potential military conflict, include the suspension of higher level uranium enrichment, and the surrender by Tehran of existing stockpiles of the fuel, senior US officials said yesterday.
The demands were outlined as Iranian state TV announced that crucial negotiations over its disputed nuclear programme will begin in Istanbul on Friday, allaying fears that disagreements over the venue would derail the important and long-scheduled talks.