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    Iran's June 14 elections are expected to produce a president loyal to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei and not improve prospects for an end to the country's nuclear standoff with the West or its support for President Bashar Assad's embattled regime in Syria.

  • In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency, SANA, Syrian President Bashar Assad, right, meets with Iran's Chief nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili, in Damascus, Syria, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/SANA)

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  • A Free Syria Army fighter waves Aug. 6, 2012, from the top of a destroyed army tank in the town of Anadan on the outskirts of Aleppo, Syria. (Associated Press)

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  • Saeed Jalili, Iran's chief nuclear negotiator, speaks to the media after negotiations with the United States and five other world powers in Baghdad on Thursday, May 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

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  • International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief Yukiya Amano (left) talks with reporters during a news briefing at the conclusion of his meeting with Iran's top nuclear negotiator, Saeed Jalili (right), in Tehran on Monday, May 21, 2012. (AP Photo/IRNA, Adel Pazzyar)

    U.N. nuclear chief in Iran on key mission

    The head of the U.N nuclear watchdog, in Tehran on a key mission that could lead to the resumption of probes on whether Iran secretly has worked on a nuclear weapon, said Monday that he had met with Iranian leaders amid a "good atmosphere."

  • ** FILE ** In this Tuesday, April 8, 2008, file photo released by the Iranian President's Office, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, center, visits the Natanz Uranium Enrichment Facility some 200 miles (322 kilometers) south of the capital Tehran, Iran. (AP Photo/Iranian President's Office, File)

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    Iran has proposed a new round of talks about its controversial nuclear program with the six world powers, the country's top nuclear negotiator said Saturday.

  • ** FILE ** Saeed Jalili (left), Iran's chief nuclear negotiator, and Catherine Ashton, the European Union's foreign policy chief, talk as they arrive at the historical Ciragan Palace in Istanbul on Friday, Jan. 21, 2011, for a meeting between Iran and world powers on Iran's nuclear program. (AP Photo/Salih Zeki Fazlioglu, Anatolia, Pool, File)

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  • Iranian opposition members demonstrate against the Iranian nuclear program in front the United Nations in Geneva on Monday, Dec. 6, 2010. Delegations of Iran, the European Union, the United States, Russia, Britain, France and Germany are meeting in Geneva for nuclear talks with EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton and Saeed Jalili, Iran's chief negotiator. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

    World powers press Iran on nuclear issues during talks

    Six world powers held their first talks with Iran in more than a year Monday, pressing Tehran to focus on the need to diffuse fears that its nuclear activities could be harnessed to make weapons.

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    Iran welcomes nuclear talks with the United States and other countries, Tehran's top nuclear negotiator said Monday.

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