Ashton to stay on as EU special adviser on Iran nuclear talks

December 5, 2014 7:57 PM

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Ashton to stay on as EU special adviser on Iran nuclear talks

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Britain's Catherine Ashton will continue to play a key coordinating role in negotiations over Iran's disputed nuclear program despite stepping down as the European Union's foreign policy chief.

Federica Mogherini, who took over from Ashton as EU foreign policy chief on Nov. 1, has appointed Ashton as her special adviser for facilitating the nuclear talks with Iran, the EU said on Friday.

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