Progress on drafting Comprehensive Joint Plan of Action “limited,” Iran says

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Baku, Azerbaijan, June 20

By Fatih Karimov - Trend: An Iranian nuclear negotiator has said writing the text of the final agreement or the "Comprehensive Joint Plan of Action" has limitedly progressed.

Speaking on the condition of anonymity, the official said the nuclear talks were "serious and constructive", Iran's IRNA news agency reported on June 20.

On June 18, Iran and the P5+1 (the US, Russia, China, France and Britain plus Germany) started writing the text of the final agreement or the "Comprehensive Joint Plan of Action."

The next round of talks will start on July 2.

Under a six-month interim deal between Iran and the P5+1 which took effect on Jan. 20, the six major powers agreed to give Iran access to its $4.2 billion in revenues blocked overseas if the country fulfills the deal's terms which offer sanctions relief in exchange for steps on curbing the Iranian nuclear program.

The U.S. and its Western allies suspect Iran of developing a nuclear weapon - something that Iran denies. The Islamic Republic has on numerous occasions stated that it does not seek to develop nuclear weapons, using nuclear energy for medical research instead.

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