World Powers to Offer Iran Sanctions Relief as Nuclear Talks Commence in Kazakhstan

Iran to offer own 'package of proposals', says Press TV; little breakthrough expected, analysts say; at best Iran will take the joint offer from the United States, Russia, France, Germany, Britain and China seriously and agree to hold further talks soon on how to implement practical steps to ease the tension.

World powers began talks with Iran on its nuclear program in the Kazakh city of Almaty on Tuesday, in a fresh attempt to resolve a decade-old standoff that threatens the Middle East with a new war.