Iran: New round of talks set for May

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The new bout of negotiations with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) comes after Iran's talks with the United States and its allies in the so-called P5+1 group of nations ended in failure earlier this month. The IAEA talks are separate from that process but are closely watched by the Obama administration for any sign of progress.

Iranian experts don't expect any breakthrough before Iran's presidential election in June. This month's P5+1 talks in Almaty, Kazakhstan broke up after Iranian negotiators refused to accept a new, attenuated proposal that would have allowed the country to retain a small amount of the enriched uranium it says it needs for medical research and keep open the Fordo enrichment plant.