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Iran, US Agree Only to Resume Their Talks Next Month

The Wall Street Journal
24th May 2012

BAGHDAD—Global powers and Iran, under pressure to end an impasse over Tehran's nuclear program, agreed on one thing: to meet again, next month in Moscow.

The decision to hold a third round of negotiations over less than two months came after two exhaustive days of diplomacy here that at times appeared close to breaking down.

"Having held in-depth discussions with our Iranian counterparts over two days…It's clear that [both sides] want to make progress, and that there is some common ground," said Catherine Ashton, the European Union's foreign-policy chief, who led the international bloc. "However, significant differences remain."

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