More nuclear talks agreed for 2011

Nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers ended yesterday with an agreement to meet again early next year, indicating that Tehran may be willing to address concerns about its atomic programme. But Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad warned that unless UN sanctions are lifted, the six – the United States, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany – face failure in the next round.

Tehran made no commitments over UN demands that it freeze uranium enrichment, which has both civilian and military uses.