Baghdad Airport Reopens ahead of Iran Nuclear Talksإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Baghdad's airport opened Wednesday morning a day after a dust storm stopped flights, officials said, ahead of talks between world powers and Iran over Tehran's controversial nuclear program.
It had been unclear on Tuesday whether the storm would clear in time for the talks between the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council -- the U.S., Russia, China, Britain and France, plus Germany -- and Iran.
The first round of talks was held in mid-April in Istanbul.
Iran insists its nuclear program is peaceful, but much of the international community suspects it is masking attempts to join the elite club of nations with nuclear weapons.
World powers and Iran are hoping to lay the groundwork for an end to the long-running crisis, but the challenges remain immense and diplomats caution little in the way of tangible agreement may come out of the Baghdad talks.
Instead they hope to be able to at least set the parameters of what will be a lengthy and arduous process of more regular talks at working level hashing out the details of confidence-building measures.