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EU diplomat says 6-power nuclear talks 'very constructive'

The diplomat said nuclear talks between six world powers and Iran were “very constructive” – but that a second round looks likely after a morning session between the two sides today.

Turkey's Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, left, and Iran's Chief Nuclear Negotiator Saeed Jalili
Turkey's Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, left, and Iran's Chief Nuclear Negotiator Saeed Jalili
Image: Burhan Ozbilici/AP/Press Association Images

A EUROPEAN DIPLOMAT close to nuclear talks between six world powers and Iran described the negotiations as “very constructive,” saying a second round looks likely after a morning session between the two sides Saturday.

The diplomat said Iran’s nuclear programme was discussed — which means progress over the last talks more than a year ago that broke up after Tehran refused to talk about concerns that it could use its atomic activities to develop weapons.

“The principle seems there for future negotiations,” said the diplomat. He demanded anonymity for discussing Saturday’s meeting because his information was confidential.

The six powers and Iran are meeting in an attempt to find common ground over concerns over Tehran’s nuclear activities.

Iran insists it has no nuclear weapons ambitions, but the international community fears it could use its uranium enrichment programme not only to make reactor fuel but also the fissile core of nuclear weapons.

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