Russia remains hopeful that talks will resume with Iran on its nuclear program, the foreign minister said Monday, but a senior EU official said it was necessary to "explore" a UN Security Council resolution.
"I think that the consultations taking place now will help all parties to understand better that there is a real possibility, a real chance on this path to reach an agreement that would open the way to negotiations," Sergey Lavrov said at a joint news conference with Benita Ferrero-Waldner, EU external relations commissioner.
"Russia will do everything in its power to achieve that," he said.
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