Solana ”disappointed” after talks with Iran nuclear chief
The European Union's foreign policy chief stated Friday he was "disappointed" after last-ditch talks with Iran's top nuclear negotiator failed to produce a breakthrough. Javier Solana and Iranian envoy Saeed Jalili agreed to continue contact, following a long encounter in London hours ahead of a deadline for the EU representative to report back to world powers on the issue.
The talks were seen as a last chance for Iran before a possible new round of sanctions. "I have to admit that after five hours of meetings I expected more, and therefore I am disappointed," Solana told reporters, according to AFP. "We will be in telephonic contact probably before the end of the month of December and, if the circumstances permit, we will meet, and that will be agreed later on," he added
Jalili described the talks as "good." He insisted Tehran would not stop its nuclear development plans under pressure from a new United Nations resolution, saying the resolutions approved so far had not stopped Iran from mastering uranium enrichment.