The European Union's foreign policy chief Javier Solana said Thursday he expects to hold nuclear talks with Iran "in the coming days."
Solana told The Associated Press that a planned meeting in Vienna this week fell through because of calendar problems, "particularly from their side."
A senior Iranian envoy on Wednesday abruptly announced that the meeting between Solana and Iranian nuclear envoy Ali Larijani had been postponed.
In his first public comments since the Iranian announcement, Solana told the AP that the two sides had never agreed on a fixed date.
"No meeting has been canceled, no meeting has been arranged at a fixed date," Solana said as he started a visit to Denmark. "I hope it will be held in the coming days."
He did not give any details on the time or place of the meeting.