"In Iran, we have a hiccup right now," el-Baradei said. "The negotiation between the Europeans and Iran has come to a halt. I am, however, optimistic that in the next month or so we will see some resumption of these negotiations."
El-Baradei said the partners need to find a "face-saving solution."
Iranian officials reiterated yesterday that the country is ready to reopen talks with Europeans over its nuclear program.
Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad told state television today that Iran is in favor of negotiations, but only if its right to pursue nuclear technology is acknowledged.
Iran's ambassador to the UN, who was generally regarded as a moderate influence among Iran's nuclear negotiators recently quit the nuclear negotiating team, according to a report by IRNA today.
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