EU, Iran discuss nuke dispute after troop release

The European Union's foreign policy chief and Iran's top negotiator resumed discussions on Teheran's nuclear enrichment program almost immediately after the announcement that fifteen British sailors and marines would be released, an official said Thursday. Although no breakthroughs were announced, the swift resumption of talks after the diplomatic crisis showed that the communication channels between the EU's Javier Solana and Iran's nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani were still intact. "We hope we can get back to the negotiating table," said an EU official who spoke on the condition of anonymity.