The French FM has urged more talks on Tehran's nuclear work but says the talks will not include Iran's enrichment program 'for the moment'.
"For the moment, the answer has always been: 'we really want to talk but not about enrichment'," said Bernard Kouchner whose country is holding the EU rotating presidency.
He stressed the need for continued talks with Tehran about its nuclear program but argued that chances are slim that the talks would bear fruit.
"I have talked for a long time with the Iranians, many hours," he said. "There was nothing fundamental that was advancing. We will continue but I have to say we have already tried very hard."
Iran's chief nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili and EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana will meet on July 19 in Geneva for nuclear talks.
The five permanent members of the UN Security Council -- Britain, China, France, Russia and the US-- and Germany submitted a revised incentives package to Iran on June 14 which is aimed at convincing Tehran to halt its nuclear enrichment program.
The package, which is a follow-up to an original proposal in 2006, offers nuclear cooperation and wider trade in aircraft, energy, high technology, and agriculture.
Iran has also presented its diplomatic proposals, which were sent out to various world leaders and international organizations. Iran's package covers various political, security, economic, and nuclear issues and calls for regional and international cooperation.
Jalili and Solana will most likely discuss common points stated in the two packages. Iran has said the 'common ground' presented in each package has provided a good opportunity for talks.
Iran, as a member of the IAEA and a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), has legitimate right to enrich uranium for civilian purposes.
Tehran has repeatedly declared that it would not accept any offer that calls for suspension of its uranium enrichment activities.
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