Iran says it wants to continue talks about its nuclear program with the European Union, despite a deadlock over Tehran's desire to produce nuclear fuel.

Iran's Foreign Minister Kamal Kharazzi told reporters Thursday that his country will continue the negotiations, provided they lead to a tangible outcome.  Mr. Kharazzi spoke at the United Nations after meeting with Secretary-General Kofi Annan.

In a deal with Britain, France and Germany, Iran agreed late last year to suspend nuclear-fuel activities while the sides tried to negotiate an agreement regarding Iran's nuclear ambitions.  But Iran recently said it will resume some work relating to enriched uranium, which can be used both as fuel for nuclear power plants and explosive material for atomic bombs.

Washington accuses Tehran of running a secret nuclear weapons program, a charge Iran denies.

Some information for this story provided by AFP.