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Royal-Dutch Shell and Italy’s Eni have made their courting of Iran public for the first time as optimism builds up ahead of a deadline for clinching a nuclear deal with Tehran.
The deputy foreign ministers of Iran and the Group 5+1 (the US, Russia, China, France and Britain plus Germany) had two meetings or over six hours of talks in the eight day of their negotiations with EU deputy foreign policy chief for coordination Helga Schmidt.
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is to fly to Vienna, Austria, on Saturday morning (June 27) to join the nuclear talks.
Iranian state media say thousands of people have attended the funerals for eight Iranian volunteers killed in fighting against Islamic State extremists in Syria.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will fly to Vienna on Friday to take part in Iran nuclear talks ahead of a self-imposed June 30 deadline, U.S. State Department spokesman John Kirby said in a statement.
The text of a deal between Iran and six world powers has been worked out at around 90%, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said on Thursday.
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius will travel to Vienna on Saturday to join talks with five other major powers aimed at sealing a final deal on Iran’s nuclear programme, a diplomatic source told Reuters on Thursday.
Meeting with a group of political activists and figures of political parties, President Rouhani underlined the necessity of unity and cooperation among parties.
US Secretary of State John Kerry says there will be no nuclear deal with Iran if outstanding issues aren’t resolved in the talks with the P5+1 countries.
The United States vows to give Iran light-water nuclear reactors to use in place of its nearly completed heavy-water facility at Arak, as reported by Fox News on Wednesday.