Iran and European Union Reach Formula for Nuclear Talks
14 Apr 09 | Ha’aretz
Iran and the European Union on Monday agreed to resume talks over Iran’s controversial nuclear program, which for the first time could involve direct negotiations with the United States.
During a telephone conversation between Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator Saaid Jalili and EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana, the two sides agreed to pursue talks between Tehran and the so-called P5+1 group, state television network IRIB reported.
The group consists of the five permanent United Nations Security Council members – Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States – plus Germany. There was no word on the date or venue of a new round of negotiations.
State Department spokesman Robert Wood said the U.S. remained “very skeptical” of Iran’s true intentions over its nuclear program but added: “We welcome the fact that they’re, you know, interested in having a dialogue.” >>>