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ALMATY, Kazakhstan (CBSNews.com) - A Western official says the latest round of talks between world powers and Iran over Tehran's nuclear program has ended.
It was not immediately clear what, if anything, was resolved in during the two days of negotiations that ended Wednesday.
according to Reuters, Iran's Fars news agency is reporting that Tehran
and the world powers agreed to hold another meeting in Almaty after
first holding "expert-level" talks in Istanbul.
Iranian state TV reported that technical experts for each side would be involved in the Istanbul sessions.
Reuters cites Russia's ITAR-Tass news agency as saying those negotiations would be held in mid-March.
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov was quoted by Russian
news agency Interfax as calling the just-finished talks "useful,"
according to Reuters.
Iran's top negotiator, Saeed
Jalili, and EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton were expected to
talk to reporters later on Wednesday.
The Western official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to brief the media.