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Tehran Says Nuclear Talks To Resume In Europe Before Mid-October

Tehran says talks between Iran and world powers over Iran's nuclear program will resume in Europe before mid-October.

Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi told media in Tehran on September 29 that the negotiations -- aimed at brokering a historic deal by a November 24 deadline -- would resume in Vienna or Geneva within two weeks.

He also said recent talks in New York did not make "substantive progress" and that Iran was not interested in extending the deadline.

Negotiators from six world powers -- Britain, China, France, Russia, and the United States, plus Germany -- are seeking to reach a deal to scale back Tehran's nuclear activities by the deadline.

Western powers fear Tehran is using its nuclear program as a cover to develop nuclear weapons. Iran says it has only peaceful intentions.

Based on reporting by AFP