‘No decision on who is attending Iran talks’

EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, leading ongoing nuclear talks with Iran in Vienna, is considering asking foreign ministers to attend but no decision has been made, her spokesman said on Wednesday. Ashton ‘is thinking about when to engage ministers as we move forward but no decisions have been made as yet. It would be an opportunity for them to take stock of where we are in the process,’ spokesman Michael Mann told AFP. On Tuesday Iranian news agency IRNA reported that foreign ministers from the five permanent members of the UN Security Council -Ashton is the chief negotiator -- would arrive in Vienna later this week. It quoted an unnamed diplomat as saying that they would travel to the Austrian capital ‘probably’ on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, but that this ‘does not mean we have reached an agreement’.
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