Solana still open to new talks with Iran before end of month

The European Union's foreign policy chief, Javier Solana, said Wednesday he was prepared to hold another round of talks with Iranian nuclear negotiators before the UN's security council meets to deliberate on possible new sanctions against Teheran. "They have not offered any dates. I will be at their disposal for this week but it has not been possible," Solana said. Iran's deputy nuclear negotiator on Tuesday canceled a meeting with EU officials to set up new talks between Solana and chief Iranian nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili.