Zarif, Ashton, Kerry end 2nd trilateral meeting on nuclear neal
Top foreign policy officials of Iran, EU and the US ended a trilateral meeting in Geneva Saturday evening as the possibility for a nuclear deal is now even more in sight, Fars News reported.
The meeting started at 13:30 and ended half an hour ago. The three top diplomats had a short break in between. During the break, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton had a trilateral meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov who arrived in Geneva earlier today.
Prior to the trilateral meeting with Lavrov, the Iranian foreign minister told reporters Iran and the six world powers are close to striking a deal over Tehran's nuclear standoff with the West and should now start writing the agreement.
"We have now come to the phase of writing the agreement and we have also agreed on certain issues, but it is not yet clear if we can achieve the result tonight," Zarif said.
The Iranian foreign minister said debates continue after the break, and added, "Now we have to work on the details."
"There are some differences over certain issues," he said about the views of Iran and the six world powers, adding that there are some internal differences among the views of the sextet as well.
Meantime, Zarif underlined that "we have achieved agreements on some issues".
"We have to work on all these issues," he said, and stressed, "Of course, there is progress" in the talks.
None of the three top negotiators has yet spoken about the contents of their debates yet.