Russia envoy optimistic about Iran nuclear deal

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov has expressed optimism about the likelihood of an agreement between Iran and the Sextet of world powers in the course of the current round of nuclear talks in Geneva.

“I think it’s a possibility. It’s not final yet. I’m always optimistic. It depends on many factors,” Ryabkov told reporters in the Swiss city of Geneva on Friday referring to the possibility of a nuclear agreement.

On Friday, Michael Mann, the spokesman for EU foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton, described the latest round of the nuclear negotiations between Iran Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Ashton as “useful.”

Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany kicked off their latest round of talks on Wednesday.

The two sides are working to hammer out an interim deal to pave the ground for the resolution of the West’s decade-old standoff with Iran over its nuclear energy program.

The recognition of Iran’s right to enrich uranium for peaceful purposes remains one of the major sticking points in the talks.

The Iranian team says discussions have already delved into content and details, however, differences remain between the two sides.

By Press TV


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