EU, Iran report ”progress” in nuclear talks
Progress has been made in talks over Iran's nuclear program, EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana said following his meeting with Iran's chief nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani near Berlin on Thursday, DPA reported.
Solana added negotiations would be resumed as soon as possible.
For his part, Larijani stressed all issues had been addressed and there had been positive results. Both sides said the objective was to re-start official negotiations.
Earlier, European Union spokeswoman Christina Gallach referred to discussions between Solana and Larijani as having been "very intense." Larijani and Solana met for five hours at a guesthouse of the German Foreign Ministry near Berlin on Wednesday over Tehran's nuclear program, DPA said Thursday.
They reconvened Thursday morning for a second day of talks amid tight secrecy.
US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice phoned Solana Wednesday afternoon prior to the latter's talks with Larijani.
Meanwhile, Larijani was scheduled to meet with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier later in the afternoon following a request by Solana.