Saturday, July 19, 2008

US, Iran in Nuclear Talks

US envoy William Burns (right) meets with Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili (center) for talks in Geneva today [Reuters photo].

William Burns, Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs, is the first senior US official to take part in international talks with Iran over the nuclear standoff.

UPDATE: Talks resumed this afternoon in Geneva. Delegations had broken for lunch and European Union's High Representative Javier Solana and the Secretary of the Iranian Supreme National Security Council, Saeed Jalili continued the talks at lunch in a tete-a-tete environment. The formal talks resumed at 3 pm Geneva time.

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