“Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan expressed support for Iran’s nuclear program during a visit to the Islamic Republic on Wednesday, and said that no one has the right to use force against a country that is pursuing peaceful nuclear activities,” reports Haaretz. “‘No one has the right to impose anything on anyone with regards to nuclear energy, provided that it is for peaceful purposes,’ Erdogan was quoted as saying by Turkish newspaper Today’s Zaman. ‘Everyone with commonsense opposes nuclear weapons,’ he added….Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said that Iran expects to reopen talks with world powers that could defuse mounting tensions over its disputed nuclear program on April 13. Turkey has offered to host the talks and the location will be decided in the next few days, Salehi said.” More reporting from Ynet News.
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