US Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohamad Javad Zarif for talks expected to focus on the prospects of reaching an agreement on reducing Tehran's atomic activities in exchange for an end to nuclear-related sanctions on the Tehran.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, warning the West against easing sanctions on Iran to win its support in the fight against jihadists in Syria and Iraq, said on Sunday that the country must not be allowed to become a nuclear threshold state .
With Iran refusing US demands that it gut its uranium enrichment program, the two sides are now discussing a new proposal that would leave much of Tehran's enriching machines in place but disconnected from feeds of uranium, diplomats told The Associated Press on Saturday.
The European Union said on Thursday it was disappointed with a lack of progress by Iran in addressing concerns about its suspected atomic bomb research, pressuring Tehran to cooperate with a long-stalled U.N. watchdog inquiry.
EU foreign affairs head Catherine Ashton will meet Iranian Foreign Minister Mohamad Javad Zarif on Wednesday in New York for further talks on Tehran`s contested nuclear programme, her spokeswoman said.