UK's Hague says Iran nuclear talks still 'very difficult'

British Foreign Secretary WilliamHague said on Saturday that remaining gaps in talks between Iranand six powers on Tehran's nuclear program were narrow butimportant.

He was speaking to reporters after arriving in Geneva tojoin the talks along with foreign ministers from the other fiveworld powers seeking to persuade the Islamic state to curb itsatomic activities in exchange for sanctions relief.

"They remain very difficult negotiations ... We are not herebecause things are necessarily finished," he said. "There arenarrow gaps but they are important gaps."

The areas of difficulty were the same as during the previousmeeting in Geneva on Nov. 7-9, he said, although there was alsoa "huge amount of agreement".

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