Another round of nuclear talks between EU and Iran end without agreement
Iran and the European Union troika held another round of nuclear talks in Vienna, Austria, on Friday, news sources said. the talks, however, ended without any agreement, ministers said.
French Foreign Minister Philippe Douste-Blazy said the EU had been demanding "full and complete suspension" of enrichment and related activities. "Unfortunately we were not able to reach an agreement," he told reporters after the meeting.
Before this round of Iran-EU3 talks, Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Larijani paid a two-day visit to Moscow at the head of a high-ranking delegation and held nuclear talks with Russian officials including Head of Russia's Security Council, Igor Ivanov.
Larijani and Ivanov discussed bilateral nuclear cooperation as well as Moscow's nuclear proposal for Iran on a jointly uranium enrichment project inside Russia's territory, IRNA reported.
The talks between Iran and foreign ministers of the EU troika (Germany, France and Britain) held following a request by Tehran before an upcoming session of the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), to be held on March 6.
Larijani, addressing a press conference at Iran's embassy at Moscow on Thursday, said, "We are ready to hold talks with the European states within frameworks of international regulations and the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT)."