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US, EU hopeful of new Iran nuke talks

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 20:39

Sarajevo (Bosnia): The US and the European Union say they`ll press on with sanctions against Iran even as they hope the promise of new negotiations could lead to a diplomatic solution ending the nuclear standoff.
EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton says European officials met last weekend with aides to Iran`s top nuclear negotiators, Saeed Jalili. She said she plans to meet directly with Jalili soon.

That is seen as a key step in the resumption of talks between Iran and world powers over Tehran`s disputed nuclear program.

The West fears Iran may be trying to develop nuclear weapons, a charge Tehran denies.

Clinton said the diplomatic window of opportunity for Iran wouldn`t stay open forever. Speaking today alongside Ashton in Bosnia, she said Iran must do more to end its international isolation.

PTI

First Published: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 20:39
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