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Nuclear talks conclusion possible Tuesday: Iran

Iran’s foreign minister says it is “possible” that marathon nuclear talks between the Islamic Republic and the P5+1 group of countries come to a conclusion on Tuesday.

Mohammad Javad Zarif made the remark on Monday from the balcony of Palais Coburg hotel, the venue for the negotiations, in response to a question posed by Press TV reporter Homa Lezgee, who is in Vienna to cover the talks.

The minister also tweeted: “If #IranDeal reached, triumph of diplomacy means we all will have won when we all could have lost. Plain and simple; no spin needed.”

Earlier, an Iranian diplomatic source confirmed to Press TV reporter that there were feeble chances that the talks produce an agreement on Monday.

After missing several deadlines, foreign ministers from the P5+1, which comprises the United States, Britain, France, Russia and China – plus Germany, and Iran are making last-ditch efforts in the Austrian capital to arrive at a conclusion over Tehran’s nuclear program.

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier (L), French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius (2nd L), Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (3rd L), European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini (Center in red), US Secretary of State John Kerry (4th R) and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (R) meet at a hotel in Vienna July 13, 2015 (AFP photo).

Also on Monday, China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi said, “We believe that there cannot and should not be further delay of the negotiations.”

“With intensive consultations in the past couple of days, new progress has been made in the final stage of negotiations,” the top Chinese diplomat said, adding, “China believes that no agreement could be perfect and conditions are already in place for us to reach a good agreement, hence foreign ministers of the six countries are gathered once again in Vienna to bring the negotiation to its conclusion.”

Zarif had likewise said on Sunday following a meeting with his US counterpart John Kerry earlier in the day, “No extension, we will finish hopefully.”

By Press TV