Iran Nuclear NewsEU's Solana hopeful of new nuclear talks with Iran

EU’s Solana hopeful of new nuclear talks with Iran

-

AFP: EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana said Sunday that he hoped to meet Iran’s top nuclear negotiator within the next three months, a day after Iran ruled out further talks with major world powers. BRUSSELS (AFP) — EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana said Sunday that he hoped to meet Iran’s top nuclear negotiator within the next three months, a day after Iran ruled out further talks with major world powers.

“I hope to be able to meet soon” with Iranian negotiator Saeed Jalili, he said at the Brussels Forum conference in the Belgian capital.

Solana, who has led talks aimed at persuading Iran to suspend uranium enrichment, said he did not expect a meeting in coming days because “nothing dramatic is going to happen” in the wake of last week’s elections there.

He said a possible time frame might be in “30 days to 90 days”.

“Let’s see what is the response” from Tehran, he said.

The UN Security Council two weeks ago tightened sanctions against Tehran for a third time over its refusal to heed the world body’s calls to freeze uranium enrichment, a potential weapons-making process.

A review is scheduled 90 days after they were imposed.

Solana has, for almost two years, been trying to persuade the Islamic republic to suspend uranium enrichment in exchange for a vast package of political, trade and economic incentives.

As he held out this carrot, UN Security Council pressure has mounted.

But Tehran maintains that its nuclear programme is for peaceful purposes.

It has refused to suspend enrichment — a process to fuel an atomic reactor which, at highly refined levels, could be used to make a bomb — as a precondition for starting talks on the offer.

On Saturday, Iranian government spokesman Gholam Hossein Elham said: “The issue of nuclear talks with the countries of the 5+1 is over.”

He was referring to the five permanent security council members plus Germany whom Solana is negotiating on behalf of.

Latest news

Growing Disintegration Among Iran Regime’s Forces

Iran has been shaken by a wave of nationwide protests since mid-September. The trigger was the death of the...

Grim Tidings for Iran’s Regime After Approval of UN Fact-Finding Mission

After many discussions and debates, the United Nations Human Rights Council has approved a fact-finding mission to investigate the...

Iranian People’s Resistance Changed the Appeasement Policy

Soon after the new US government started its obligations in January 2021, hand in hand with the European governments...

Khamenei’s Disgraceful Campaign Against Piranshahr and Javanrud, Who Will Be the Loser?

On the 67th day of Iran’s revolution, the Iranian regime attempted to put a halt to the protests in...

Iran: Expensive Medicine, Cheap Human Life

A look at the equipment and weapons that the Iranian regime has been using against its people to suppress...

Who Is Abolqasem Salavati Iran Regime’s Killer Judge?

Last week, it was announced that the case of several people who were arrested during the Iranian People's uprising...

Must read

US Intends to Protect Shipping in Gulf From Iran

By Jubin Katiraie The new US defence secretary said...

European Parliament censures Iran nuclear, human rights violations

Iran Focus: London, Oct. 14 – The European Parliament...

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you