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Iran: No Progress Yet in Nuclear Talks with Europe

Iran says talks with Europe over the Iranian nuclear program have not met Iran's expectations, but the Islamic Republic is committed to future discussions.

Iranian state media quote Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi saying the next round of talks with European diplomats is set for March 23.

Mr. Asefi also dismissed pressure to include the United States in the talks, saying that would destroy the current negotiations with Europe.

He added that Iran is not concerned with U.S. threats to refer the nuclear issue to the United Nations Security Council if the current talks fail.

Friday, Washington said it will back European proposals for economic and trade incentives to Iran as a way to resolve the nuclear dispute.

Some information for this report provided by Reuters, AP and AFP.