Official: No talks of two, three page nuclear accord

Lausanne, March 28, IRNA – A senior member of Iran nuclear negotiations team Majid Takht Ravanchi said there were no talks of a two-three page nuclear document during the talks.

Talking to IRNA on Saturday, he made the remarks in reaction to a report carried by Reuters claiming that “Iran and major powers are close to agreement on a 2- or 3-page accord with specific numbers that would form the basis of a long-term settlement aimed at ending a 12-year standoff over Tehran’s nuclear ambitions, officials said on Friday.”

The news agency made the headline quoting “western and Iranian officials familiar with the negotiations.”

Takht Ravanchi dismissed the claims, stressing that there has never been any mention of such an agreement.

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, too, said on Friday that ‘makig hype’ about the negotiations is one of the constant programs of the other side and Iranian negotiators never pay any attention to it.

Talking to reporters on Friday morning before beginning a new round of talks with US Secretary of State John Kerry in Lausanne, Zarif said,’ Negotiations are very hard and complicated and have ups and downs. Sometimes there are conflicting ideas in the group of negotiators who are talking with us.’

‘We have always said that an agreement is quite accessible. When we can start compiling a comprehensive agreement is one question and how we can find the solutions is another,’ said Zarif.

‘I feel that we can definitely attain solutions, but it needs a political will in the other side. We have no doubt that the political will exists in Iran, but the same should be seen in all other negotiators,’ said Iranian foreign minister.