(CNN) -- Brazil's president began talks Sunday with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Tehran, state media reported, with international leaders saying they hoped the meeting could lead to a breakthrough in the showdown over Iran's nuclear program.
The official Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) made no mention of the nuclear issue in reporting that President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was sitting down with Ahmadinejad.And I'm very much counting on pigs to sprout wings and fly. Guess we're both destined to be hugely disappointed.
But France's President Nicolas Sarkozy and President Dmitry Medvedev of Russia both said earlier they backed Lula's efforts to resolve the long-running, high-stakes stalemate.
"I am very much counting on the mission of the Brazilian president to be successful," Medvedev said Friday...