Iran, the United States and the European Union ended two days of high-level talks on Tehran´s nuclear programme yesterday with no immediate sign they had bridged gaps ahead of a Nov. 24 deadline for an agreement.
A senior Iranian official told Reuters that minimal progress was made in the talks in Oman. “After hours of talks, we could make little progress,” the official said. “Still differences remain and still we have gaps over issues.”
In Washington, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said the talks among Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and EU envoy Catherine Ashton had been “tough, direct and serious.”
She gave no further details, but said that they were “continuing to chip away at a very challenging issue.”