Iran, world powers discuss new talks

October 1, 2009 8:43:17 AM PDT
Diplomats say Iran and six world powers are considering meeting again after their present talks on Iran's nuclear program and other issues end. The diplomats say the two sides are discussing a follow-up meeting in the closing minutes of Thursday's talks during which the big-powers attempted to persuade Tehran to freeze a program that could create nuclear weapons.

A decision to meet again would be significant. The last such seven-nation talks before Thursday's gathering occurred more than a year ago and ended in failure.

The diplomats demanded anonymity for reporting on the closed meeting in Genthold, Switzerland.