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Obama on Iran nuclear talks: I’d rather have no deal than a bad deal

Obama said Wednesday the prospects of the Iran nuclear deal could be clarified in the next 3-4 weeks

WASHINGTON, November 5 (RIA Novosti) – US President Obama said Wednesday the prospects of a comprehensive nuclear deal with Tehran could be clarified in the next 3-4 weeks.

“Whether we can actually get a deal done, we are going to have to find out over the next three to four weeks,” Obama told a news conference in the White House.

“I don’t want to put the cart before the horse… as I’ve said consistently I’d rather have no deal than a bad deal,” Obama stressed.

The West and Israel have accused Iran of attempting to develop a nuclear weapon under the guise of a civilian nuclear program, while Tehran argues that its nuclear development is aimed purely at meeting the country’s growing energy needs and achieving other peaceful goals.

In November 2013, during the talks held in Geneva, the P5+1 group of international mediators comprising Russia, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, China, and Germany agreed to reach a deal with the Tehran delegation guaranteeing the peaceful nature of the Iranian nuclear program by July 2014. The deadline for the agreement was later postponed to November 2014.

Iran and the P5+1 group will hold the next round of nuclear negotiations on November 11 in Muscat, Oman.

By RIA Novosti

 

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