EU proposes new Iran nuclear talks in late February, waiting for Iran's confirmation

2013-02-03 12:06:22 GMT2013-02-03 20:06:22(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

MUNICH, Germany, Feb. 3 (Xinhua) -- The six major countries have put forward a proposal to hold a new round of nuclear talks with Iran in late February in Kazakhstan, a spokesman for European Union (EU) foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said on Sunday.

The EU side, on behalf of the United States, Russia, China, France, Britain and Germany, is waiting for confirmation of the Iranian side on the date and venue, according to media reports quoting the spokesman.

Earlier reports said the new talks with Iran on its disputed nuclear program would be held in Kazakhstan on Feb. 25, Iranian Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Salehi said here on Sunday.

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MUNICH, Germany, Feb. 2 (Xinhua) -- The United States is prepared to hold direct talks with Iran when the Iranian leadership is "serious", U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said on Saturday.

Speaking at the Munich Security Conference Saturday, Biden said that "we have made it clear at the outset that we would be prepared to meet bilaterally with the Iranian leadership," adding that the U.S. is "not just prepare to do it for the exercise."

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