The Obama administration and the European Union are planning to host discussions between Iran and other world powers over Iran's nuclear program, after the presidential elections in the United States are finished in November. The new focus will be on getting Tehran to surrender more nuclear fuel in exchange for economic incentives.
U.S. and European officials insist that no firm date has been set for renewed discussions between Iran and the P5+1, which includes the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council plus Germany.
EU foreign-policy chief Catherine Ashton is pressing for new discussions with Tehran ever since the last round broke down in Moscow in June.
"If I was to bet, there'll be new round in November or December," said a U.S. official. The official said he expected the next P5+1 talks with Iran to resume with lower-level technical discussions and later move to higher-level talks.
The Iranian presidential elections are tentatively set for June 14, 2013.