The European Union's foreign policy chief said Monday he wants to meet Iran's top nuclear negotiator again within weeks to discuss the deadlock over a UN Security Council demand that Teheran freeze uranium enrichment.
The EU's Javier Solana last held talks in April with Ali Larijani, who said at the time they had come closer to a "united view" on how to break the stalemate.
Solana said he would likely meet again with Larijani "in the coming weeks ... as soon as possible, to see if we can move on."
The April talks, held in Ankara, Turkey, were aimed at establishing if there was enough common ground for further discussions between the two men that could lead to a resumption of formal nuclear negotiations between Iran and the six countries leading international efforts to pressure Iran to make nuclear concessions. Those countries are United States, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany.