Thursday, May 31, 2007

EU: Important Progress in Talks with Iran

EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana said today that there was progress “on some important matters” at the meeting he just held in Madrid with Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator, Ali Larijani. Solana also said that there would be further meetings with Larijani in the next two weeks.

The meeting between Solana and Larijani was their first since a 60-day time limit set by UN Security Council Resolution 1747 expired last week. 1747 had called for Iran to stop its uranium enrichment program.

Before leaving for Madrid, Larijani told reporters in Tehran that US-Iran talks that had started in Baghdad could affect the nuclear issue. He did not offer any details.

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