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EU: Iran Nuclear Talks Set for Wednesday


The European Union says Britain, France and Germany are due to hold new talks with Iran Wednesday on Tehran's nuclear program.

A spokeswoman for EU Foreign Policy chief Javier Solana Monday characterized the upcoming meeting in Vienna as "talks about the talks," and said they will take place at the political directors' level.

Separately, Reuters quotes a diplomat as saying the exploratory talks are aimed at determining whether or not to meet again in January.

The Europeans are seeking assurances that Tehran will halt work on its nuclear fuel program, which the United States alleges is secretly aimed at developing an atomic bomb. Iran denies the charges, and says its program is aimed at developing electricity.

Some information for this story provided by Reuters and AP.

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