Zarif: Present round of talks to pave way for final deal

Tehran, Oct 14, IRNA – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the present round of talks between Iran and G5+1 could pave the way for a final agreement.
He made the remark while talking to reporters upon arrival in Vienna Airport Tuesday morning.

He noted that all previous rounds of talks have been highly sensitive.

However, he added, the deal is quite far from reach during the present round of talks as the remaining issues to tackle are numerous.

As the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani stated, there is an overall agreement on the need to continue talks while the issues discussed in the past few rounds of talks have focused on details, the FM added.

He believed issues like the level of enrichment as well as timetable and methods of removing sanctions are also of vital significance.

He hoped the other sides too could work towards a solution which would benefit all by acknowledging the peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear program.

Zarif left Tehran for Vienna early Tuesday morning. He is scheduled to meet with EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton this evening ahead of the trilateral talks with Ashton and US Secretary of State John Kerry over Iran’s nuclear program to be held on Wednesday.

Zarif, Ashton and Kerry will discuss the progress of the ongoing nuclear negotiations between Tehran and G5+1 group of the world powers.

The negotiations may extend till Thursday.



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