Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Europeans Seek U.S. Help in Iran Talks

The Los Angeles Times is reporting that the EU3 are requesting more help from the U.S. in it negotiations with Iranians on Iran's nuclear enrichment program. They said:
A U.S. official said the request was vague. ...

"Because things weren't going well, they wanted more out of us," the official said. "They would like to turn this from an EU3 to an EU-US4, but that won't happen. Our approach has not changed."

The official characterized the discussions as "dispiriting."

A European official visiting Washington last week said the EU-Iran talks had a "50-50 chance of success." But, the official added, "we'd enhance these chances if we could add U.S. carrots."