Representatives from Iran and the EU meet in Brussels to discuss Iranian nuclear program
Talks between European and Iranian delegations began on Monday in Brussels to help resolve the ongoing controversy over Iran’s nuclear program. Representatives from Germany, France, Britain, the EU, including Javier Solana met with an Iranian delegation headed by Javad Vaeedi, Deputy Head of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC), according to IRNA.
Foreign ministers of the EU are expected to release a statement maintaining that the current crisis can be resolved without sanctions or military intervention, saying that "the EU believes that the issue can still be resolved by negotiations."
A portion of the draft resolution expected to be adopted at Monday’s meeting reads, "The EU remains committed to a diplomatic solution to the Iranian nuclear issue in which the IAEA should play a central role."
Iran may face the United Nations Security Council and sanctions if the issue over its nuclear program is not resolved.
The United States and several European nations fear that Iran may be seeking nuclear weapons.
Iran, however, has insisted that developing nuclear power is within its national rights, and that any nuclear research it undertakes is solely for the purpose of meeting civilian energy needs.