News

EU Has High Hopes for US Message to Iran

The European Union is hopeful U.S. President Barack Obama's message to Iran can help thaw relations between Tehran and much of the world.

EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana said in Brussels Friday that the broadcast appeal could help open "a new chapter" for relations with Iran.

Solana also called Mr. Obama's attempt to reach out to Iran constructive.

Like the United States, the EU accuses Iran of trying to develop nuclear weapons and has imposed a series of sanctions on Tehran.

Last month, German Chancellor Angela Merkel threatened to impose additional sanctions on Iran if talks do not work.


Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.

This forum has been closed.
Comments
     
There are no comments in this forum. Be first and add one

Feature Story

Pro-democracy protesters stand in heavy rain while blocking a main road at Mongkok shopping district in Hong Kong, October 22, 2014.

Audio VOA Exclusive: US Democracy Group Rebuts Hong Kong Meddling Allegations

Chinese state media and pro-Beijing news outlets in Hong Kong have published a series of articles accusing the National Endowment for Democracy of funding, advising protesters More

Special Reports