Iran talks enjoy ‘better atmosphere’ after painful start

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Al-Araby

Despite a painful start weeks ago, international talks to save the Iran nuclear deal have entered the New Year with positive signals emerging, including the EU saying Friday that a deal remained possible. There has been a marked shift in tone since the current round began in November, even if the Western powers complain how slow the process is at a time when Iran accelerates its nuclear work. “There’s a better atmosphere since Christmas – before Christmas I was very pessimistic,” European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said on Friday. “Today I believe reaching an accord is possible,”…

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