EU urges resumption of talks with Iran
European Union's foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton, has expressed hope for the resumption of negotiations over Iran's nuclear program, a report says.
Ashton made a reference to her correspondence with Iran's chief nuclear negotiator, Saeed Jalili, and said, "Our communications continue and there's hope for the resumption of talks," Press TV reported with reference to Fars news agency on Friday.
She further stressed the need for "going back to the negotiating table at the first opportunity."
Since June, the UN Security Council, the United States and the European Union have imposed sanctions against Iran, amid US and Israeli-led allegations that Tehran is pursuing a military nuclear program.
The Islamic Republic has repeatedly denied the charge, arguing that as a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, it has the right to civilian nuclear energy.