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EU "disappointed" by nuclear talks with Iran


EU "disappointed" by nuclear talks with Iran

The European Union has expressed disappointment over talks with Iran on its controversial nuclear programme. The feeling wasn’t shared by Tehran which said talks would continue. “I have to admit that after five hours of meetings, I expected more and therefore I am disapointed,” said EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana.

The talks were seen as a last chance to avoid US pressure for tougher international sanctions against Iran.

The West wants Tehran to freeze its uranium enrichment program which it fears could be used to develop atomic weapons. Tehran says its purposes are peaceful.