TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Reza Najafi expressed optimism about the possibility of a nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers before the end of this month.
“If … our interlocutors … commit to the agreed parameters, reaching an agreement by the end of June is achievable,” he said.
Najafi made the remark while speaking to reporters on Thursday after a board meeting of the IAEA in Vienna, Reuters reported.
His comments came as high-ranking diplomats from Iran, the European Union and the US held a trilateral meeting in Vienna on Thursday as part of a fresh round of talks to draft the text of a final deal on Tehran’s nuclear energy program.
Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, France, US, Britain, and Germany) have held several rounds of talks in recent months to hammer out a lasting nuclear accord.
On April 2, Iran and the sextet reached a framework nuclear agreement in Lausanne, Switzerland, with both sides committed to push for a final deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), until the end of June.