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Nuclear talks deadline extension "less likely": Iranian negotiator

English.news.cn   2014-09-03 16:54:52

TEHRAN, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- Extending Iran's nuclear talks beyond a Nov. deadline is less likely and there are "very little" chances for such an extension, Tasnim news agency quoted Iranian senior nuclear negotiator, Abbas Araqchi, as saying on Wednesday.

"I see very, very little possibility to extend even more. We would be in a difficult position, I suppose, but I believe that diplomacy would never end," Araqchi said on Tuesday.

"We are still at the table and we will remain at the table until the last minute," he said as Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif continues his tour in Europe to communicate with some western leaders new developments in Iran's position.

On Tuesday, Zarif said in Brussels that he is "optimistic" over a nuclear accord between Iran and the world powers by a Nov. deadline.

Iran and the P5+1 group, including five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany, agreed on July 19 to extend their talks until Nov. 24 as disagreements remained over Tehran's uranium enrichment capacity and other issues.


Iran voices optimism about final nuclear deal: negotiator

TEHRAN, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- Reaching a comprehensive agreement on Iran's nuclear issue is likely before the Nov. 24 deadline, Press TV reported on Wednesday quoting Iran's senior nuclear negotiator, Abbas Araqchi.

"We are trying our best and we are hopeful and we are optimistic" about achieving a deal before the deadline on Nov. 24, Araqchi said. Full Story

Iran says new sanctions not to affect nuclear talks

TEHRAN, Aug. 30 (Xinhua) -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Saturday although recent U.S. sanctions against some Iranian entities are harmful for confidence building, they will not hurt the principle of negotiations over Tehran's nuclear program.

The new U.S. sanctions are inconsistent with the Geneva nuclear agreement and they "will deepen mistrust" and may hurt mutual confidence, the Iranian president said in a press conference. Full Story


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