Officials: Iran-EU talks postponed after Teheran's delegate cancels

Iran's deputy nuclear negotiator on Tuesday abruptly canceled a meeting with his EU counterpart, saying he was ill, European officials said. Javed Vaidi of Iran announced his decision on the eve of planned talks between him and Robert Cooper, deputy to Javier Solana, the EU's foreign policy chief. Vaidi and Cooper were seeking to fix a date and venue for a meeting between Solana and chief Iranian nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili, with the Europeans pushing for such talks to take place by the weekend, said the officials, who demanded anonymity because their information was confidential.