Iran hopes talks with six major powers about its atomic program will begin very soon, the country’s top nuclear negotiator said on Wednesday, January 2 during a trip to India, Reuters reported. Last week, Russian media said the six world powers – the United States, Russia, France, Britain, Germany and China – were still negotiating with the Islamic Republic on a possible date and venue for the talks. “We gave our proposal to Russia and they expressed their readiness for a restart of the talks. We welcome them,” Saeed Jalili, Iran’s National Security Council secretary, said. “The venue and the time...have not been finalized but we hope that these talks will start very soon,” he told reporters. The six powers so far have failed to achieve a breakthrough in three rounds of talks with Iran since April.