Iran to propose new nuclear talks: Report
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Last Updated: Saturday, December 31, 2011, 17:36
Tehran: Iran's ambassador to Germany says his country will propose a new round of talks with the six world powers, following the latest sanctions imposed by the West over Tehran's controversial nuclear programme.

Ambassador Ali Reza Sheikh Attar says Iran's top nuclear negotiator, Saeed Jalili, is to send a letter soon to EU's foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton to arrange a new round of negotiations.

Attar didn't say when the letter would be sent. His comments were reported by the semi-official news agency today.

The last round of negotiations between Iran and the six powers -- the US, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany -- in January in Istanbul, Turkey, ended in failure.

The West fears Iran's nuclear programme is geared toward making atomic weapons, a charge Tehran denies.


First Published: Saturday, December 31, 2011, 17:14

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