UK foreign secretary says must not concede too far on Iran talks

December 6, 2014 11:49 PM

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MANAMA: Britain and other powers negotiating with Iran for a deal over its nuclear programme, which they suspect is aimed at building a bomb, must not make “unwise concessions” for the sake of convenience, Foreign Secretary Phillip Hammond said on Saturday.

Iran and six powers - the United States, China, Russia, Britain, France and Germany - failed last month to resolve a 12-year stand-off over Tehran’s nuclear ambitions, and gave themselves seven more months to clinch an historic deal. “We must choose persistence over convenience ... upholding our pri...

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