By Micah HalpernI've Been Thinking:
Just look at how complicated the Iranian issue is.
On Monday talks will resume between Iran and the P5+1 in Geneva.
The talks were put on hold for Christmas. People are hopeful.
Yesterday Iran called for direct talks between the United States and Iran to try and start a new era, a new relationship.
But --- also yesterday ---
The head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization, Ali Akbar Salehi, said that Iran is producing a new generation of centrifuges "and another round of tests will be made before proceeding to mass production."
Salehi said that Iran now has 19,000 centrifuges and is "able to produce its own nuclear fuel."
Spokesman for the agency, Behrouz Kamalvandi, said that these new centrifuges and new developments will improve Iranian production and enrichment capacity.
This, he added, is not a violation of the deal which forbids further production for 6 months - not improvement.
And the games continue.
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