"We (Europeans) have succeeded in moving ahead with the talks but I still cannot tell you that we have made a breakthrough," Fischer said in his speech to the German Parliament.
"The current state of affairs is that we still have not been able to conclude the talks," added the minister who conceded that the negotiations 'have been anything but easy'.
He reaffirmed Iran's 'sovereign right' to use nuclear energy for civilian purposes.
Fischer stressed the European Union's main political objective was to have 'good relations with Iran' which would also encompass economic and technological cooperation.
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