EU will continue working on double-track with Iran - EU foreign policy chief

Other News Materials 6 March 2007 11:32

( Cihan ) - German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said Iran's nuclear issue was discussed over lunch by the EU foreign ministers in Brussels.

"Till now there has been no signs of conciliation from Iran. The Security Council has expectations from Iran which have not been met," Steinmeir, whose country holds the current EU Presidency, told a press conference.

He said consultations are continuing whether to hold another SC meeting on Iran and to pass another resolution.

"Our view in Europe is to hold the line on our expectations from the Iranians on the offer that we made to Iran to see if there is any prospect of success," he said.

On his part, EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana said "we want very much to continue working on the double track."

We will continue working on the UN Security Council but at the same time "we offer the door open for negotiations always to Iran," he said.

Solana welcomed the engagement of Saudi Arabia in the wider Middle East.