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5/21/05

EU Foreign Ministers to discuss Iran's nuclear programme

Brussels, May 21, IRNA-The European Union Foreign Ministers' Council will discuss Iran's nuclear program during its regular monthly meeting in Brussels on Monday, EU sources said.

The situation in Iraq, Palestine, Sudan, Uzbekistan, the upcoming Euro-Mediterranean meeting of May 30-31 will also be discussed by the foreign ministers of the 25-member EU.

The EU Action Plan for the countries affected by the tsunami in the Indian Ocean is also on the agenda.

The ministers will discuss the preparations for the EU summit to be held in Brussels on June 16-17.

Monday morning, the EU foreign ministers will be joined by the EU ministers of defence for an exchange of views on the European Security and Defence Policy.

On Tuesday, the Council will conclude with a discussion on international developments including preparations of the UN Summit on the Millennium Development Goals in September 2005.

Meanwhuile, EU sources say nuclear talks between the European Union and the Islamic Republic of Iran could take place in Geneva next Wednesday.

The sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, however said neither the exact date nor the venue is still confirmed.

The meeting between Iran's Secretary of Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Hassan Rowhani and foreign ministers of France, Germany, and the UK as well as the EU High Representative for a common foreign and security policy, Javier Solana, were initially supposed to be held in Brussels on Tuesday.

Last week British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, French Foreign Minister Michel Barnier, German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer, and Solana dispatched a letter to Rowhani inviting him for emergency talks to defuse the looming crisis over Iran's nuclear program.

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