Ray of hope for Iran nuclear deal before deadline

There is still hope for a deal between Iran and the P5+1 as meetings in Vienna continue.

Ray of hope for Iran nuclear deal before deadline

World Bulletin / News Desk

Meetings continue between Iran and the P5+1 hoping for a  June 30 deadline, but some gaps remain despite an effort by negotiators to smooth over disagreements at discussions in Vienna this weekend.

“I would say that the political will is there. I’ve seen it from all sides,” EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini told reporters Sunday, stressing that negotiators would try to stick to Tuesday’s deadline to “hopefully” finalize the deal. “Postponement is not an option,” she said before leaving the Austrian capital.

A report by RT said that a US official who remained anonymous at the talks told AFP that “it’s fair to say the parties are planning to stay past [the deadline] to keep negotiating.” Meanwhile, an Iranian official said there was “no desire or discussion yet” on extending the talks past deadline.

The main topics of contention are the timing of sanctions relief for Iran and the nature of the monitoring mechanisms on Iran’s nuclear activities.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 29 Haziran 2015, 09:43