BRUSSELS - Iran offers nothing new in a letter in which it agrees to resume international talks on its nuclear programmer and it does not seem to justify a new meeting, the European Union said Wednesday.
"We are surprised to hear the Iranians talking about meetings.
They have not been in touch with us with any proposals," said Maja Kocijancic, spokeswoman for EU foreign policy Chief Catherine Ashton. "On its own, Dr Jalili's letter does not contain anything new and does not seem to justify a further meeting," she said, referring to chief Iranian nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili.
"We will be in touch with the Iranians with the aim to create the basis for a new dialogue," the spokeswoman added.
Iran said Tuesday it had sent a letter to Ashton in which it formally agreed to resume talks with six major powers that have stalled since January.
Ashton coordinates the talks on behalf of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council — the United States, Britain, France, China and Russia — and Germany. (AFP)