BRUSSELS (AP) -- The EU says that the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council and Germany have accepted an offer to resume talks with Tehran on the nuclear issue.
EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton responded on Tuesday to a February letter from Iranian nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili in which he proposed new discussions. Ashton is the point of contact for the group.
Ashton's says in a statement the EU hopes that Iran "will now enter into a sustained process of constructive dialogue which will deliver real progress in resolving the international community's long-standing concerns on its nuclear program."
The time and venue of the talks have not yet been determined.