Iranian FM cites persistent issues in nuke talks

Iran's top diplomat tells lawmakers of six areas of dispute in negotiations extended for agreed for seven months

Iranian FM cites persistent issues in nuke talks

World Bulletin/News Desk

Multiple controversial issues remained to bug sides in talks between Iran and the major world powers over Tehran's controversial nuclear program, Iranian foreign minister told lawmakers Saturday.

Javad Zarif's address at the parliament came after Iran and the world powers group called the P5+1 agreed on November 24 in Vienna to extend nuclear negotiations till end of June 2015 after failing to meet the Nov. 24 deadline for a permanent settlement.

Javad cited the disputed issues were mainly on when Iran can again become a part of the global economic community, removal of sanctions, number of centrifuges, the situation of heavy water reactors, and nuclear cooperation, country’s official news agency, IRNA, reported.

A year ago in Geneva, world powers launched talks with Tehran on its nuclear program. As a result of those discussions, the parties reached an agreement on a Joint Plan of Action that stipulated a freeze on Iran's nuclear facilities for six months until the sides could reached a comprehensive agreement.

The talks were extended in July for an additional six months but still the parties could not reach a comprehensive agreement.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 29 Kasım 2014, 16:03