The European Union lost a “historic opportunity” to boost its cooperation with Iran after turning down the Middle Eastern country’s invitation to tour Iranian nuclear facilities, an Iranian official noted. Iran invited EU officials, along with other ambassadors accredited by the International Atomic Energy Agency, to visit some of its nuclear sites. The U.S., U.K. and German ambassadors were not invited, while Russia and China also snubbed Iran’s invitation after consulting with Western officials, Reuters reports.

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      Ivy Mungcal

      As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.