Iran's top nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani said Thursday that Iran would meet the European Union troika of Britain, France and Germany prior to a meeting of the IAEA on Iran's nuclear program, Interfax news agency said.
A spokesman for Britain's Foreign Office confirmed later on Thursday a ministerial meeting between the foreign ministers of the three EU countries and Iran negotiators will be held on Friday.
"A ministerial level meeting is planned between the EU3 and Iranian nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani on Friday," the spokesman said.
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is to hold a session on Monday to discuss whether to report Iran to the UN Security Council over its nuclear program.
Larijani ended his third round of talks with Russia on Wednesday on Russia's offer to host Iran's enrichment program. And the talks on Wednesday made no visible progress.
Britain, German and France have represented the EU in the past to hold talks with Iran on its nuclear program.