UNITED NATIONS : French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Friday that six-power talks with Iran being held at the United Nations had failed to yield progress on curbing Tehran’s nuclear program.

“At this time as I speak, there is no significant progress,” Fabius told journalists on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York.

Negotiators from the so-called P5+1 comprised of Britain, China, France, Russia, the United States plus Germany opened a new round of talks last Friday with only two months left to reach a deal on Tehran’s nuclear program.

With no apparent progress achieved, US Secretary of State John Kerry met late Thursday for three-way talks with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif and EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton.

A State Department official said the talks would “take stock of the work that has been done this week and discuss the path forward.”

There will be further talks between the trio on Friday.

“We will be quickly meeting again. We regret that there has been no progress,” said Fabius.

The five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany are seeking to reach a deal to scale back Tehran’s nuclear activities by the deadline of November 24.

Iran wants UN and Western sanctions lifted, and is pushing for the right to enrich uranium, a process which can produce material for a bomb.

It has long denied it is seeking to develop a nuclear arsenal.