U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, at the U.S. Embassy in Bosnia on Tuesday. (Photo: Saul Loeb, AP)
SARAJEVO, Bosnia -- The U.S. and the European Union say they'll
press on with sanctions against Iran even as they hope the promise of
new negotiations could lead to a diplomatic solution ending the nuclear
EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton says European
officials met last weekend with aides to Iran's top nuclear negotiators,
Saeed Jalili. She said she plans to meet directly with Jalili soon.
is seen as a key step in the resumption of talks between Iran and world
powers over Tehran's disputed nuclear program. The West fears Iran may
be trying to develop nuclear weapons, a charge Tehran denies.
said the diplomatic window of opportunity for Iran wouldn't stay open
forever. Speaking Tuesday alongside Ashton in Bosnia, she said Iran must
do more to end its international isolation.