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Friday 22 November 2013 - 21:43
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Iran nuclear talks progress 90%: Zarif

Iran nuclear talks progress 90%: Zarif
Irans Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says there has been a 90-percent progress in the course of the nuclear negotiations between Iran and the sextet of world powers.
If youre asking about the amount of work that has been done, we have moved forward up to 90 percent, a Press TV correspondent at the venue of the talks in Geneva quoted Zarif as having told reporters on Friday.

Zarif also noted that only one to two issues need to be resolved.

Meanwhile, informed sources say the six world powers have accepted the Islamic Republics right to enrich uranium. The issue has been Irans key red line and a major bone of contention between the two sides over the decade-long standoff.

The diplomats present at the talks, including the Iranian negotiators, have expressed satisfaction over the progress made in the course of the Friday meetings.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov arrived in Geneva on Friday afternoon to join the nuclear talks. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi also plans to head to Geneva to join the negotiations amid reports that the talks may extend to a fourth day.

The negotiations, which started on Wednesday, have been initially scheduled to end on Friday.

Meanwhile, informed sources say, depending on the results of the Friday meetings, the foreign ministers of the US and the three European countries are also very likely to head to Geneva for the talks.

Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany kicked off their latest round of talks on Wednesday.

The two sides are working to hammer out an interim deal to pave the ground for the resolution of the Wests decade-old standoff with Iran over its nuclear energy program.

By Press TV

 

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