Iran nuclear negotiations ‘worth continuing’ despite delay – White House

Iran’s nuclear talks are worth continuing despite a delay in the deadline to reach a comprehensive agreement and despite existing differences, White House spokesperson Josh Earnest said during a press briefing on Tuesday.

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The original deadline set for reaching a comprehensive agreement was June 30, while the new deadline expires on July 7, 2015.

“We have never been closer to reaching a final agreement then we are now, but there continue to be some significant differences that remain, and this is a view not just of the United States but this is the view of all of our P5+1 partners as well,” Earnest said.

“So, that’s an indication that these talks at least for now are worth continuing and that is what is driving this decision making process.”
Earlier on Tuesday, a senior source from the Iranian delegation told Sputnik that negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries could continue until at least Monday.
Earnest said that the United States was still fixated on the quality of a potential deal.

By Sputnik News