West, Iran talks to be held in Turkey
Talks next month between Iran and six world powers will likely be held in Turkey, European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana stated on Tuesday. According to AFP, ahead of EU foreign ministers' talks in Brussels, Solana said the talks from October 1 will "very likely" be held in Turkey .
The five UN Security Council permanent members -- the United States, Russia, China, Britain and France -- plus Germany are set to br part of the talks with Iran's top nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili. "At this point in time, we are going to try to enter into a negotiation," said Solana, stressing the "double-track approach," -- the carrot and stick of trade, aid and sanctions.
The senior EU official said he expected to "achieve the most" at the Oct. 1 meeting because the United States will formally participate for the first time in the nuclear talks. "I think that has to be evaluated positively by the Iranians," Solana was quoted as saying by the AP.