The European Union says no date has been fixed for further talks on Iran’s nuclear program, while hoping they will be soon, an E.U. foreign affairs spokesman said Friday, January 4, Reuters reported. He was reacting to comments from Iran’s top nuclear negotiator, Saeed Jalili, who said earlier on Friday the country had agreed to hold talks in January with the six major powers – represented by the E.U. – about its atomic program. Discussions on a date and venue are still ongoing, said Michael Mann, a spokesman for E.U. foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton, who leads negotiations on behalf of the six powers – the United States, Russia, France, Britain, Germany and China. The six powers are trying to use a mix of diplomacy and sanctions to rein in Iran’s uranium enrichment program. The powers have failed to achieve a breakthrough in three rounds of talks since April.