Friday, October 14, 2005

Rice Urges Iran to Restart Talks
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Friday strongly encouraged Iran to restart dialogue with the European Union to avoid being referred to the U.N. Security Council over its nuclear program. "We talked about Iran where the EU three continue to seek to use a diplomatic solution to the Iranian nuclear issue and where we strongly encourage Iran to take advantage of that possibility," Rice said after meetings with French President Jacques Chirac and his foreign minister.

She was referring to talks Britain, France and Germany have held with Iran.