Initial nuke talks with Iran ‘constructive’
Istanbul, April 14, 2012
World powers and Iran held talks on Tehran's nuclear programme in Istanbul on Saturday in a 'constructive atmosphere', a European Union spokesman said after the first session.
The six world powers - the US, Russia, China, Germany, France and Britain - met senior Iranian officials for the first time in 15 months for talks aimed at calming deepening tensions over Tehran's nuclear work.
'They met in a constructive atmosphere,' said Michael Mann, spokesman for EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, who represents the powers in dealings with Iran. 'We had a positive feeling that they did want to engage.'
A second session of talks was scheduled later in the day.
Diplomats expect Tehran to lay out 'new initiatives' to push forward negotiations. – Reuters