Iran says it welcomes nuclear talks with West

Iran welcomes nuclear talks with the United States and other countries, Teheran's top nuclear negotiator said Monday. The negotiator, Saeed Jalili, made the comments during a telephone call with the European Union's foreign policy chief, state television reported. During the conversation, Jalili said the talks should be aimed at "constructive cooperation" between countries. Jalili also insisted in his conversation with Javier Solana, the EU foreign policy chief, that the all parties involved in the talks should have the "right understanding of international developments and realities," the TV reported.