The European Union said it will hold further talks with Iran on the country’s nuclear program, following a one-day technical-level meeting between the international community and Tehran in Istanbul, The Wall Street Journal
reported Thursday, July 5. No date has been set yet for the talks, which will be between Iran’s deputy nuclear negotiator, Ali Bagheri, and his E.U. counterpart, Helga Schmid. The Istanbul meeting had been called after high-level talks in Moscow last month between Iran and the P5+1—the U.S., the U.K., France, China, Russia and Germany—failed to produce a breakthrough. At the time, Western officials said insufficient progress had been made for setting up a fourth round of top-level negotiations between E.U. foreign-policy chief Catherine Ashton and Iran’s chief negotiator, Saeed Jalili. That didn’t change after Tuesday’s negotiations.