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Last month, with the world's attention fixed on the crisis in Crimea and the search for Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, the latest round of negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 (the United States, China, France, Russia and the United Kingdom, plus Germany) passed quietly in Vienna.Even with discussions set to continue, the talks' outcome remains far from certain – and world leaders cannot afford to become distracted.This is especially true for Europe, whose unified approach to Iran has been invaluable up to this point. But now, at the plan's halfway point, there has been little concrete progress, with last month's negotiations producing no headway on two key issues being discussed: the acceptable level for uranium enrichment in Iran and the future of the heavy-water reactor at Arak. A decade ago, Europe disappointed Iran by withdrawing from negotiations, under pressure from the U.S. – a move that some have suggested aided former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's rise to power.Indeed, on Iran, Europe's unified approach has enabled it to have a greater impact than on any other significant foreign-policy issue.
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