Nuclear talks are scheduled to resume on Monday, June 18 in Moscow between Iran and the “P-5 plus 1” nations, the UN Security Council permanent members plus Germany. . .the talks will be the third in a series to discuss Iran’s nuclear program . . . over the last week, Iranian officials expressed a willingness to discuss a Western plan to freeze part of its uranium enrichment effort . . . the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) recently failed to win an agreement with Tehran to gain access to Parchin, a facility suspected of carrying out explosive tests related to nuclear warhead design . . . Iran’s negotiating tactics of delay and sending mixed signals hinting at possible progress are consistent with its approach to similar talks over the past decade . . . Iran will probably push for a complete cessation of all sanctions against it in return for any agreement to stop enriching uranium, a demand the West is certain to reject . . . the Iranian economy is struggling under the pressure of increasing international sanctions and an EU oil embargo set to commence on July 1 . . . based on its track record, Iran is probably playing for time and the Moscow meeting will therefore only result in an agreement to hold another meeting.