EU offers to resume nuclear talks with Iran

The European Union's top negotiator said Saturday he was ready to resume negotiations to persuade Iran to bring its nuclear program in line with international demands, following the UN's decision to impose new sanctions on Tehran. "The door to negotiations is open; I hope we can together find a way to go through it," EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana said in a statement. He said nations involved in the issue had tasked him to resume contacts with Iranian negotiator Ali Larijani "order to see whether we can find a route to negotiations." Solana had led largely unsuccessful international diplomatic months to persuade Iran to stop uranium enrichment before the UN first decided to impose sanctions in December.