Wednesday, 19 March 2014 - 13:21
Russia, US set aside Ukraine crisis for Iran nuclear talks.
Russia, the United States and other world powers tried to put their sharp differences over Ukraine to one side yesterday, as they kicked off the latest nuclear talks with Iran in Vienna.
The gathering is the second in a series of meetings aiming to transform by July a November interim deal into a lasting accord that resolves for good the decade-old standoff and removes the threat of war.
So far, despite disagreements over the Syrian conflict and other issues, the 6 powers have shown a united front over Iran, but events in Ukraine in recent weeks have precipitated the worst crisis in East-West relations since the Cold War.