Zarif in Vienna

Zarif: Talks not to be extended after Monday

TEHRAN (ISNA)- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif reiterated that nuclear talks between Iran and G5+1 would not be extended after Monday.

“The negotiations will not be extended after Monday,” Zarif told reporters in Vienna.

He also said that the two sides should make all of their efforts on Monday.

Representatives from Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council – the United States, Britain, France, Russia and China – plus Germany have been holding intensive talks at the Palais Coburg in Vienna for almost two weeks to hammer out a final deal.

Both sides have cited progress in the talks over a number of sticking points and are trying to iron out the remaining disagreements.

The negotiations are based on a mutual understanding reached in the Swiss city of Lausanne in April.

By ISNA