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Ali Larijani in Ankara today (epa)
April 25, 2007 -- Iran and the European Union are resuming diplomatic talks today about Iran's controversial nuclear program.
The meeting between EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana and Ali Larijani, the secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, is taking place in Turkey's capital, Ankara.
Iran has given no sign ahead of the talks that it is prepared to halt uranium enrichment activities as demanded by the European Union, the United States, and the United Nations Security Council.
Major powers -- including the EU, the United States, Russia, and China -- have offered Tehran talks on a package of economic, civilian nuclear, and security incentives in exchange for halting enrichment.
Iran describes its nuclear program as peaceful and says its work is irreversible.
Iran has also rejected a proposal under which UN sanctions against Iran could be suspended in exchange for halting uranium enrichment.
(compiled from agency reports)