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Iranian Nuclear Negotiator Waiting For Results Of Ashton's UN Meeting

European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton (left) and Iran's chief nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili at a meeting in Baghdad earlier this year.
Chief Iranian nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili says that Tehran is awaiting the outcome of consultations between EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton and representatives of six world powers before holding more talks with her.

Ashton is expected to meet with the representatives of the five permanent UN Security Council members and Germany during the UN General Assembly session in New York next week.

Jalili met with Ashton on September 18 in Istanbul and described the meeting as "fruitful."

Much of the international community is concerned that Iran's nuclear program is being used to develop nuclear weapons.

Tehran maintains it is for purely peaceful, civilian ends.

Based on reporting by Reuters and AFP