Iran nuclear deal on table, achievable: Hague

British Foreign Secretary William Hague says an agreement over the issues regarding Iran’s nuclear energy program is “on the table” and it can be achieved within a few weeks.

“On the question of will it happen in the next few weeks, there is a good chance of that,” Hague said in a Sunday interview with the British state-run broadcaster BBC.

“A deal is on the table and it can be done. But it is a formidably difficult negotiation, I can’t say exactly when it will conclude,” he added.

The closed-door talks between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, Britain, Russia, China, France and the US, plus Germany, began in Geneva, Switzerland, on Thursday and ended on Sunday.

In a final joint press conference with EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Catherine Ashton, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said progress was made during the “productive” talks and that the two sides had reached an agreement on a number of issues.

Ashton, for her part, also said that the two sides had made “concrete progress” in the talks, which she described as “intense and constructive,” adding that the next round of the talks would be held on November 20.

By Press TV


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