Nuclear agreement to be reached sooner or later: Iran’s atomic chief

Agreement on Iranian nuclear issue has to be reached ‘sooner or later’, the head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization Ali Akbar Salehi believes.

VIENNA, November 22 (Sputnik) — Agreement on Iranian nuclear program will be reached ‘sooner or later’, the head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization Ali Akbar Salehi was quoted as saying by the Iranian Nuclear Energy agency Saturday.

“Former FM, Incumbent Atomic Chief Salehi says nuclear agreement between Iran, P5+1 will be reached ‘sooner or later’,” Iranian Nuclear Energy agency wrote on its twitter.

In the meantime, media is giving conflicting reports about the possibility of talks’ extension, as delegations doubt an agreement could be reached by the November 24 deadline.

A source in the Iranian delegation told Sputnik he had no information about that, so did another source in a European negotiating team.

The West is accusing Iran of developing nuclear weapons, while Tehran has repeatedly denied these claims stressing the peaceful character of its nuclear program aimed at meeting the country’s growing energy needs.

The final round of talks on the Iranian nuclear program between Tehran and the P5+1 group of international negotiators, which comprises Russia, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, China and Germany, began in Vienna Tuesday. The deadline to reach an agreement on the issue was set for November 24.

By Sputnik News


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