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Six powers to meet Iranian negotiator on October 1

Video by Borzou DARAGAHI

Text by NEWS WIRES

Latest update : 2009-09-14

EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana (pictured) will take part in nuclear talks, scheduled for October 1, between the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany and Iran's top nuclear negotiator, Saeed Jalili.

AFP - EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana will take part in talks involving world powers with Iran's nuclear negotiator on October 1, his spokeswoman confirmed Monday.
   
"This morning we reached an agreement with the Iranians to hold a meeting on October 1," Solana's spokeswoman said. The location of the meeting has not been fixed.
   
Solana and representatives of the five UN Security Council veto-wielding members -- Britain, China, France, the United States and Russia -- plus Germany will meet Iranian negotiator Saeed Jalili.
   
The meeting comes after Iran submitted a document to world powers laying out its position on resolving several global security problems. The text said the Islamic republic was ready to enter into negotiations on a number of issues.
   
Western powers fear Tehran could be covertly trying to build an atomic bomb under the guise of developing a civilian nuclear programme. Iran insists its work is for civil purposes.
   
Solana has been trying since 2006 to get Iran to negotiate with western powers on a freeze to its uranium enrichment activities in exchange for political and economic incentives.
   
The EU has had virtually no contact with Iranian officials involved in the nuclear dossier since the presidential elections in Iran on June 12.
 

Date created : 2009-09-14

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