EU, Iran agree to continue nuclear talks
Senior negotiators for Iran and the European Union reported progress Saturday at talks aimed at finding common ground for resolving Tehran's nuclear crisis.
In an encouraging sign, the two sides agreed to hold further discussions Sunday. "We had some good and constructive talks and we have made some progress in some areas, and we shall continue ... tomorrow," chief Iranian nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani said, according to the AP.
Cristina Gallach, spokeswoman for Javier Solana, the EU's foreign policy chief, confirmed that more talks would be held Sunday. "The feedback from the table is that the talks have been constructive and positive," she said.
Being held at the Austrian chancellor's office, the talks are looking for a basis to open negotiations between Iran and six world powers that have offered a package of economic and diplomatic incentives meant to persuade Tehran to limit its nuclear program.
European official told The Associated Press that at least some of the six nations were at least ready to listen if Iran committed itself to an enrichment freeze soon after the start of negotiations instead of doing so as a condition for such talks. The officials declined to provide details.