Iranian nuclear talks start in Vienna. Six world powers seek verifiable proof that Iran's nuclear program is peaceful. Iran seeks an end to sanctions.
Iran has disclosed plans to develop nuclear reactors for ships, despite a deal with world powers that curtails its atomic program. The project is likely to get a cool response in Washington.
Germany's military stepped in after airport fuel companies — citing US sanctions — refused to refuel an Iranian plane. The incident almost prevented Iran's foreign minister from attending a prominent security conference.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has given a fiery speech at the Munich Security Conference, warning the world not to try to appease Iran. Iran's foreign minister called his presentation "a cartoonish circus."
The Munich Security Conference traditionally reflects the current state of the world. This year's meeting was marked by reciprocal finger pointing. Real solutions were a scarce commodity, says Matthias von Hein.
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