Iran to propose new nuclear talks: Report

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.

PTI



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

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