Larijani, Solana report progress in nuclear talks

Senior Iranian and Western envoys on Wednesday scheduled a new round of talks in two weeks after speaking of progress in trying to break the deadlock over Teheran's refusal to meet UN Security Council demands that it freeze its uranium enrichment program. EU senior foreign policy chief Javier Solana and senior Iranian nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani spoke after their second meeting of the day - unscheduled dinner talks that documented potential headway in the dispute even before the announcement of a new round in coming weeks. "We will have some talks tomorrow and in two weeks," Larijani told reporters, at the end of Wednesday's two rounds of discussions, that ran close to six hours. He described Wednesday's discussions as "pleasant talks." Solana spoke of a "very constructive dinner," adding the talks "will continue tomorrow and in the coming weeks also."