October 1st, 2009
11:49 AM ET

Interactive: U.S., Iran hold 'face to face' nuke talks


Two "senior officials" from the United States and Iran "had a meeting on the margins" of the Geneva talks on Iran's nuclear program, U.S. spokesman Robert Wood told CNN on Thursday.

Wood wouldn't say who sat down on the sidelines of the discussion, but the encounter is regarded as the first face to face discussion between Iran and the United States over the nuclear issue.

William J. Burns, U.S. undersecretary of state for political affairs, is leading the U.S. delegation, and Saeed Jalili, Iran's nuclear negotiator, is representing his country at the meeting.

The Geneva talks coincide with the recent revelation that Iran was building a second uranium enrichment facility near the city of Qom.

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  1. Duarte Santos

    Dear AC 360:
    Obviously Iran is banking on the US classical naive pattern. The new site of uranium enrichment is nothing but a diversion from the real site, simultaneously all this new Iran-US approach is another diversion from the fragile Political situation of the current Government, and the US is helping them by collaborating on such talks. Remember the Alamo ???? – Well try to remember and learn the lesson.

    October 1, 2009 at 1:56 pm |