EU open to new talks with Iran, foreign policy chief says

The European Union remains open to further talks with Teheran over its nuclear enrichment program, the bloc's foreign policy chief Javier Solana said Monday, a day after Iran's foreign minister said his country was ready to negotiate. Despite the approval of new UN sanctions against Iran last week, the international community wants to resume negotiations to resolve the standoff over Iran's nuclear ambitions, Solana said. "A new resolution has been approved, and at the same time, we want to continue on the negotiating track," Solana told reporters at EU foreign ministers' talks in Brussels. On Sunday, Iran's Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said his country is ready to negotiate with Solana if there could be "meaningful and effective" results.