TribLIVE

| USWorld


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Iran vows it won't trade in uranium

Daily Photo Galleries

By Bloomberg News
Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, 7:54 p.m.
 

Iran's establishment has split into rival camps in the run-up to tomorrow's resumption of nuclear talks, and no one has a better view of the divide than the Islamic republic's chief negotiator.

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif checked into a hospital last week suffering from stress he blamed on conservative newspapers at home. Zarif said he was misquoted as part of a backlash against President Hassan Rouhani's drive to promote U.S.-Iranian reconciliation at the United Nations last month.

At Tehran University last week, Friday prayers turned into a demonstration against détente. The chants of “Death to America” were encouraged by prayer leader Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami. “As long as there is American evil, this slogan will endure across the nation,” Khatami said, according to Fars news agency. The previous week, the imam had quelled similar chants.

Meanwhile, Secretary of State John Kerry said in London on Sunday “the window for diplomacy is cracking open”, in comments via satellite to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee summit in California. “But I want you to know that our eyes are open, too,” Kerry said.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read World

  1. Russia seeks 10 years in prison for Putin foe Navalny
  2. Hope for better days in Pakistan shattered in school attack
  3. In Mideast, refugee babies left stateless
  4. 2 ISIS leaders dead in airstrikes, U.S. says
  5. Clashes delay rescue of Yazidis off Mt. Sinjar
  6. Female bishop a first for Church of England
  7. Pakistan resumes executions in response to Taliban school massacre
  8. 15,000 ‘pinstriped Nazis’ march in Dresden to protest Islamic extremism
  9. Muslim cleric gunman killed as police end standoff in Sydney cafe
  10. Taliban siege at Pakistani school ends with 141 dead
  11. 2 decades on, Serbs held in Muslim deaths
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.