Let's try again: Iran to EU on nuclear talks

7th November 2005, Comments 0 comments

TEHRAN, Nov 6 (AFP) - Iran on Sunday formally asked Britain, France and Germany to reopen stalled talks on its nuclear programme, Iranian agencies reported.

TEHRAN, Nov 6 (AFP) - Iran on Sunday formally asked Britain, France and Germany to reopen stalled talks on its nuclear programme, Iranian agencies reported.

Iran's top nuclear official Ali Larijani has sent the countries' foreign ministers a letter "insisting on the necessity of negotiations", the official IRNA and the semi-official Mehr agencies reported.

Negotiations between Iran and the so-called EU-3 broke off in August when Iran resumed uranium conversion activities in defiance of international calls to maintain a suspension.

Larijani said in the letter that Iran would "welcome negotiations that are constructive and based on logic".

This is the first approach that Larijani has made to the EU-3 since taking over the nuclear dossier from the pragmatic cleric Hassan Rowhani after hardliner Mahmoud Ahmadinejad became president in June.

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