European Union foreign policy Chief Javier Solana, right, sits next to US chief negotiator William Burns, left, at the opening of the Geneva nuclear talks on Iran's atomic programme in Geneva, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009. (AP)
European Union foreign policy Chief Javier Solana, right, sits next to US chief negotiator William Burns, left, at the opening of the Geneva nuclear talks on Iran's atomic programme in Geneva, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009. (AP)

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

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