Iran Up for ‘Serious’ Nuclear Talks

Iran is ready for “serious” talks about its controversial nuclear program, according to Ali Larijani, the speaker of Iran’s Parliament. He explained that Iran has agreed to an offer that Turkey made last week to host talks between Iran and the members of the U.N. Security Council. “The negotiations can yield results if they are serious and not a game.” However, Catherine Ashton, the European Union’s foreign policy chief, said that Iran has yet to formally respond to her offer to return to talks, which she sent in October of last year.