EU: Meeting on Iran nukes Oct. 1 in Geneva

EU Meeting on Iran nuke

A top European Union official said upcoming talks with Iran on its nuclear program will be held October 1 in Geneva, Switzerland. EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana said he expects all six nations negotiating with Iran under the EU's leadership to remain firm in their demand for Tehran to freeze further enrichment of uranium. The upcoming talks will be the first since a 2008 session in Geneva foundered over Iran's refusal to discuss enrichment. The US, Israel and the EU fear that Iran is using its nuclear program to covertly develop nuclear weapons. But Teheran says the program serves purely civilian purposes and that it has the right to enrich uranium for use in nuclear power plants.