ALMATY, Kazakhstan – Iran and six world powers trying to curb Tehran's nuclear progress are meeting Thursday with the window shrinking on diplomacy.
Tehran is moving closer to the ability to make atomic arms, posing a risk of Mideast conflict.
Israel says the Islamic Republic is only a few months away from the threshold of having material to turn into a bomb and has vowed to use all means to prevent it from reaching that goal. The United States also has insisted it will not tolerate an Iran armed with nuclear weapons.
Tehran denies any interest in atomic arms, insists its nuclear program serves only peaceful needs and says it has a right to its activities under the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty.