Profile || Ashton, activist turned diplomat at center of nuclear talks
Catherine Ashton has never contested an election and has no diplomatic experience, yet represents the world in negotiations with Iran.
When Catherine Ashton’s name comes up in talks with ministers in London, they don’t conceal their smiles of condescension. She symbolizes everything they despise. She is a former activist in social welfare organizations, member of the Labour Party and senior representative of European bureaucracy, which they consider inflated and arrogant.
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