Iran: Nuclear Negotiations End On Positive Note

ALMATY, Kazakhstan (AP) -- Iranian diplomats say talks with world powers in Kazakhstan on how to curb Tehran's nuclear program have reached "turning point" for the better.

Today's comments by Saeed Jalili, the secretary for Iran's Supreme National Security Council, mark a significant step forward in a years-long process.

He says a new offer from world powers that includes some relief from international sanctions is a step to building confidence between the two sides. But Jalili wouldn't budge on Iran's longtime stance that it has the right to enrich uranium to 20 percent -- a point that is just steps away from being able to be converted into nuclear warheads.

The Obama administration is pushing for diplomacy to solve the impasse but has not ruled out the possibility of military intervention in Iran to prevent it from acquiring a nuclear weapon.


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