Iran, P5+1 start drafting nuclear deal
Baku, Azerbaijan, Apr. 1
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
Iran and the P5+1 have started drafting a deal on the Islamic Republic's disputed nuclear program.
Abbas Araqchi, Iranian deputy foreign minister and senior nuclear negotiator said the parties have started drafting the "solutions".
Iran and the P5+1 (the US, UK, France, Russia, China, and Germany) will issue a joint statement at the end of the ongoing talks, if they reach a conclusion on the all disputed issues, Iran's State IRINN TV reported April 1.
The statement would read that progress and "general solutions" have been achieved in the negotiations and would include some working documents between Iran and the P5+1 as well as written texts, which would be finalized as a comprehensive nuclear deal, Araqchi said.
He emphasized that the joint statement will not have any attachment.
Iran and the P5+1 are trying to hammer out a comprehensive agreement on the Islamic Republic's nuclear program by July 1.
They were to reach a political understanding by March 31, but the negotiators decided to continue their talks on April 1.
The US and its Western allies suspect Iran of developing a nuclear weapon, something that Iran denies.
Edited by CN
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