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U.S. Warms to Prospect Of New Talks With Iran

The United States is open to restoring a dialogue with Iran after “encouraging” moves by the Islamic republic in recent months, Secretary of State Colin L. Powell said yesterday. Iranian leaders have agreed to allow surprise inspections of the country’s nuclear energy program, have made overtures to moderate Arab governments and, in the past week, have accepted direct U.S. help as the country struggles with the effects of a devastating earthquake. “There are things happening, and therefore we should keep open the possibility of dialogue at an appropriate point in the future,” Powell, who is recovering from surgery for prostate cancer, said in an interview. “All of those things taken together show, it seems to me, a new attitude in Iran in dealing with these issues — not one of total, open generosity. But they realize that the world is watching and the world is prepared to take action.” Full Story

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