May 30 - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says he does not expect talks with six powers in Moscow to yield breakthroughs on the Iran nuclear program. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad tells France 24 that he does not expect next month's talks with six world powers in Moscow to yield any major breakthroughs on the country's controversial nuclear program. SOUNDBITE) (Farsi) IRANIAN PRESIDENT MAHMOUD AHMADINEJAD SAYING: "We are not expecting miracles at the next nuclear meeting in Moscow." Earlier this month, the six powers - the US, Russia, China, France, Britain and Germany - failed to persuade Tehran to halt its most sensitive nuclear work. They will meet again in Moscow in June to try to end a stand-off that has raised fears of a more instability that could threaten global oil supplies. Iran's nuclear progress is closely watched by the West and Israel as it could determine how long it could take Tehran to build an atomic bomb. Iran denies any plan to do this and says its aims are entirely peaceful. Deborah Lutterbeck, Reuters.