Jeffrey LewisParis Negotiations Update 17: Tussels in Brussels

Iran and the EU-3, meeting in Brussels, agreed to a new round of negotiations, Reuters reports.

The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office has a statement by British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw.

“We are now able to move forward to a next phase,” Straw said, leading to “a longer-term arrangement to provide objective guarantees that Iran’s nuclear program can only be used for civilian purposes.”

IRNA focused on the broader import of the negotiations for Iran-EU relations.

The fact that follow-on working grouple meetings occurred in the Iranian Embassy may imperil the “Paris Negotiations” header.
We’ll always have Paris, Hassan.”