Iran's foreign minister said nuclear talks with world powers could take place in mid-November, Iranian news agencies said Saturday.
Manouchehr Mottaki, in Brussels, Belgium, for a meeting, said November 15 has been suggested for Iran's meeting with the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council - the United States, Britain, France, China, and Russia - and Germany. Collectively, the group is known as the P5 plus one.
"Both sides are now working on confirming it and agreeing on the location for the talks," Mottaki said, according to the semi-official Mehr News Agency.
Meanwhile, Iran delayed the start-up of its Bushehr nuclear plant because of technical problems, the official Islamic Republic News Agency said.
Mohammad Ahmadian, deputy director of the Atomic Energy Organization, said a leak in a pool in the middle of the reactor has been repaired but the plant will not be functional for another month, IRNA reported.