Thursday, June 01, 2006
U.S. Reverses Stand on Talks With Iranians - Los Angeles Times: "The United States has long resisted pressure to directly negotiate with Iran. Rice said the U.S. initiative would 'give new energy' to a European-led effort to develop a package of incentives and possible penalties to induce Iran to halt disputed nuclear activities. The American proposal would also require Iran to allow the resumption of surprise visits to its nuclear facilities by U.N. nuclear inspectors."