Iran nuclear talks show progress without pledges, EU says
European Union Foreign Policy chief Catherine Ashton said talks with Iran over its nuclear program were ``moving forward'' though the two sides didn't succeed in bridging their differences in Baghdad talks, Bloomberg reported.
"It's clear that we both want to make progress and that there is some common ground," Ashton said today at a press conference in the Iraqi capital. "However, significant differences remain" and "we do agree on the need for further discussion to expand the common ground."
Iran showed willingness to talk about reducing uranium enrichment to below the 20 percent threshold that has alarmed observers, Ashton said. The sides will reconvene June 18 and 19 in Moscow.
Chinese, French, German, Russian, British and U.S. negotiators -- the so-called P5+1 group -- have been meeting with Iran since yesterday to try to overcome disagreements over how to ensure the Islamic republic's atomic work is peaceful and forestall possible military strikes.