Baku, Azerbaijan, Mar. 30
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
Nuclear negotiations have reached a sensitive stage and the sides are working hard to achieve a comprehensive deal, the US State Department's Persian Language Spokesperson Alan Eyre told Trend March 30.
Iran and the P5+1 (the US, UK, France, Russia, China, and Germany) are trying to hammer out a comprehensive agreement on the Islamic Republic's nuclear program by July 1.
They have decided to reach a political understanding by the end of March.
Eyre said that the parties have made progresses in the ongoing round of the talks, however there are steel differences in some very important issues.
"Tomorrow is the last day of the deadline and it is time for Iran to make decision," Eyre underlined.
"We want to achieve a joint political understanding on main elements of the comprehensive deal by end of March," the US official said, adding if the parties gain success in this stage, they will be able to finalize the comprehensive nuclear deal with all details before the July 1 deadline.
The US government's objective in these negotiations is to ensure that Iran would not be able to develop nuclear weapons by closing its way to a possible nuclear bomb including uranium enrichment in Natanz and fordo nuclear sites as well as Arak heavy water reactor and any other secret nuclear site, Eyre said.
He further said that any deal should remove international community's concerns on the issue.
Iran can prove peaceful nature of its nuclear program through accepting verification mechanisms, he said.
"If we succeed in this regard, suspending and finally removing the nuclear sanctions will be possible," the US spokesman underlined.
He also expressed hope that the talks to reach the expected results before the end-March deadline by attempts of the all negotiating parties.
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