Iran`s supreme leader revealed Tuesday his country`s demands for a massive long-term increase in its nuclear enrichment capability, laying bare huge gaps between Tehran and world powers negotiating a deal.
Negotiators for Iran and world powers on Wednesday started their second day of a round of talks in Vienna aimed at hammering out a definitive deal over Tehran`s contested nuclear programme by a July 20 deadline.
Iran`s stockpile of 20 per cent enriched uranium has declined for the first time in four years after Tehran implemented a landmark deal it signed with world powers, the UN nuclear agency said Thursday in a report.
Iran and six world powers reached a breakthrough agreement early on Sunday to curb Tehran`s atomic ambitions in exchange for limited sanctions relief, in a first step towards resolving a dangerous decade-old standoff.
European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton held discussions with French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius Friday during the intensive talks between world powers and Iran, said her spokesman Michael Mann.
Talks between Iran and six world powers being conducted over the former`s disputed nuclear programme concluded here Wednesday without reaching any agreement. But the two sides pledged to hold further meetings in the coming weeks.