US, EU hopeful of new Iran nuke talks
The US and the European Union say they`ll press on with sanctions against Iran.
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.