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Negotiators in Vienna for make-or-break nuclear talks with Iran are all “planning to stay past” a June 30 deadline for a deal, a US official said Sunday, echoing comments from Iran.
Iran’s foreign minister and lead negotiator, Mohammad Javad Zarif, will depart Vienna for Tehran on Sunday night and return to the Austrian capital again after a day to proceed with the talks over a lasting agreement on Iran’s nuclear energy program, an Iranian official said.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has reiterated the peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear program, saying the Islamic Republic has never sought atomic bombs.
European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Sunday it was not impossible to get a deal between world powers and Iran over its nuclear program but said tough days lay ahead as a self-imposed June 30 deadline nears.
Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali-Akbar Salehi said Sunday that if the other side honors the framework agreement achieved on April 2 in Lausanne and does not seek excessive demands, a nuclear deal is within the reach.
British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond on Sunday noon and before his arrival at Vienna’s Coburg hotel said ‘We are determined to seriously follow up negotiations until a final deal is reached.’
Judiciary First Deputy Chief Hojjatoleslam Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei said over 44% of prisoners in the country directly and 70% indirectly are connected with narcotic drugs.
Iran’s judicial system must become more transparent and political crimes should be clearly defined, President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday, in some of his strongest comments on domestic reform since taking office.
Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces underscored that foreigners will have no chance to inspect or have access to the country’s military centers under whatever conditions or protocols.
Tension rises in Pool B of 2015 FIVB world competitions as Iran and US have defeated their rivals on 9th week.