Iran offers to resume nuclear talks

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Posted: Oct 29, 2010 5:47 AM
Iran offers to resume nuclear talks

European Union foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton says Iran is ready to resume talks about its nuclear program.

Ashton says she received a letter from Iran saying the country is prepared to resume talks after Nov. 10.

Ashton said Friday Iran's offer to resume talks was "a very important" development.

The U.N. Security Council has slapped four sets of sanctions on Iran over its enrichment of uranium, which can be a gateway to developing atomic weapons.

Iran insists it only seeks to master the technology to produce fuel for a planned network of nuclear power facilities.

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BRUSSELS (AP) _ European Union foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton says Iran is ready to resume talks about its nuclear program.

Ashton says she received a letter from Iran saying the country is prepared to resume talks after Nov. 10.

Ashton said Tuesday Iran's offer to resume talks was "a very important" development.

The U.N. Security Council has slapped four sets of sanctions on Iran over its enrichment of uranium, which can be a gateway to developing atomic weapons.

Iran insists it only seeks to master the technology to produce fuel for a planned network of nuclear power facilities.

(This version CORRECTS day.)