Iran Nuclear NewsEU hopes Iran's new nuclear negotiator won't complicate talks

EU hopes Iran’s new nuclear negotiator won’t complicate talks

-

AFP: EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana said Thursday he hoped the appointment of a new Iranian nuclear negotiator would not complicate talks with Tehran over its disputed nuclear program. BRUSSELS (AFP) — EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana said Thursday he hoped the appointment of a new Iranian nuclear negotiator would not complicate talks with Tehran over its disputed nuclear program.

Solana met Tehran’s latest pointman on the nuclear issue, Saeed Jalili, for the first time in Rome on Tuesday, but said it was Jalili’s predecessor Ali Larijani who actually led the talks.

“I hope the new situation will not complicate the issues, which are difficult enough,” Solana told reporters in Brussels.

Jalili, a hardliner seen as close to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, was appointed chief nuclear negotiator after Larijani abruptly resigned the position at the weekend — reportedly after falling out with the president.

Nevertheless, Larijani also attended the talks in Rome and, according to Solana, was more active than his successor.

“Larijani was leading the team from the Iran side … that is what I can tell you,” Solana said.

Solana was negotiating in Rome on behalf of major powers Britain, France, Germany, China, Russia and the United States.

The United States says Iran’s enrichment operations are aimed at fuelling a covert nuclear weapons programme, while Iran insists it wants only to generate energy and has every right to the full nuclear fuel cycle.

Latest news

Iran’s Youths Broke the Spell of Fear

One of the main characteristics of the recent protests in Iran is the courage and fearlessness of the people,...

Iran Is on the Brink of a Revolution

The wall of fear has been broken. In many cities across Iran, women are taking to the streets, leading...

Iran’s Regime Claims To Fill Global Energy Gap Despite Crippled Petroleum Sector

In recent weeks, the Iranian regime’s officials have been constantly exaggerating their huge capacity in oil and gas reserves...

What Is Happening in Iran?

Following the brutal killing of Masha Amini, the Iranian people have once again united to fight and defeat the...

Iran Regime’s Ministry of Culture’s Decision To Eliminate Children’s Intellectual Centers

With the so-called ‘Cultural Revolution’ which took place between 1980 and 1983, the Iranian regime tried to purge the...

Water Shortage Crisis and the Destruction of Iran’s Water Resources

Iran is currently suffering from a number of dangerous natural disasters. One of the most worrying is the drying...

Must read

Iraqi insurgents send action report to Iran’s military chiefs

Iran Focus: Tehran, Jan. 16 – Sources within the...

Iran’s Supreme Leader tells Arab nations to rebuff U.S.

Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Jan. 08 – The United...

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you