Is there anything to negotiate in the upcoming meeting of Iran with members of World powers (P5+1) in Istanbul on Friday this week? A different sound of war drum beats can be heard these days. Stuxnet, probably a joint venture of the U.S. and Israel to bring Iran’s nuclear program to an end, may even have infected the computers which are supposed to run the Bushehr light water reactor in the south of Iran. Russian nuclear officials have already warned Iran that it might soon face a catastrophe like that in Chernobyl in 1986. Iranian state-controlled presstv has hastily denied that alert.
The meeting in Istanbul might end with a surprise result: Iran might give up its nuclear aspirations.
Update. One should not miss Jeffrey Carr’s article at Forbes here. The story is not over yet (although the Iranians are apparently very nervous).