BAGHDAD — Six global powers, including the United States, resumed negotiations with Iran here on Wednesday a day after Tehran signaled willingness to allow potentially intrusive international inspections of secret military facilities, raising expectations that it was searching for a diplomatic solution to the standoff over its nuclear program.
But a Western official at the talks played down prospects for an immediate breakthrough. “You are not going to get dramatic happenings here today, I don’t think,” said Michael Mann, a spokesman for the European Union foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton, representing the global powers. Mr. Mann called the negotiations a “process,” according to news reports, saying, “These things can’t be solved overnight.”
“We are going to make solid progress if things go well,” he added.
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