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Iran, EU End Second Day of Talks With Little Progress

Ali Larijani speaking to reporters in Vienna on September 9 (epa) September 10, 2006 -- EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana and Iran's top nuclear negotiator, Ali Larijani, met for a second day of talks in Vienna today.

Solana called the meeting "productive," while Larijani said some misunderstandings between the two sides had been cleared up.

No further details were provided. Both men said they would meet again some time next week.

The EU is offering Iran economic incentives if it abides by a UN resolution demanding that Tehran stop its uranium-enrichment program.

Despite the reports of limited progress at today's talks in Vienna, Iran's position appears so far not to have changed.

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi told a news conference in Tehran earlier that uranium suspension "is an issue that is in the past" and that Iran has no intention of suspending its program.

(compiled from agency reports)

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