Iran nuclear talks must move faster: Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Friday that talks with international powers on Tehran`s nuclear program must move forward more quickly, saying limited progress had been made in recent days.

New York: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Friday that talks with international powers on Tehran`s nuclear program must move forward more quickly, saying limited progress had been made in recent days.

"The remaining time for reaching an agreement is extremely short. Progress that has been witnessed in the last few days has been extremely slow," he told reporters in New York, where he attended the UN General Assembly.

Negotiators from the so-called P5+1 group -- Britain, China, France, Russia, the United States plus Germany -- began a new round of talks in New York last Friday, only two months before a November 24 deadline to reach a deal.

Seeking to make progress, the talks moved to a higher level Thursday when US Secretary of State John Kerry met Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and the EU`s chief negotiator Catherine Ashton.

But the trilateral discussion broke up with little news filtering out and US officials did not respond to AFP inquiries about reports of a new offer on the table.

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