Russia tepid about progress in Iran nuclear talks


MOSCOW, Oct 16 (Reuters) - Russia sees no guarantee ofprogress in future nuclear talks with Iran, a senior Russiandiplomat said after a two-day round of negotiations between Iranand six world powers ended on Wednesday.

"The result is better than in Almaty (talks that happened inApril), but it does not guarantee further progress," SergeyRyabkov, deputy foreign minister and key negotiator on Iran, wascited by Interfax as saying. "There could have been bettercooperation."

The talks involved Iran and the five U.N. Security Councilmembers - the United States, Britain, France, China and Russia -and Germany. A new meeting has been set for Nov. 7-8, again inthe Swiss city Geneva.

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