Iran urges P5+1 to avoid ‘excessive demands’
Tehran, Iran, June 22
By Mehdi Sepahvand - Trend:
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that all the negotiating sides should avoid excessive demands and certain claims that go beyond international frameworks, so that reaching an agreement is made possible.
Zarif made the remarks in Luxembourg en route to a meeting with British, French, and German counterparts and EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini as part of ongoing negotiations on Iran 's nuclear program, IRIB news agency reported June 22.
He said Iran is trying to reach a deal with the group P5+1 (the US, UK, France , Russia , China , and Germany ) as soon as possible, maintaining however that much difference remains between the sides.
"We will talk regional issues such as the Yemeni crisis, affairs in Syria, and extremism in the region as well," Zarif said.
Elsewhere he said Iran would not lose a good deal for meeting the previously set deadline of June 30.
Speaking on the sidelines of the meeting, UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond told reporters that the Iran talks may extend beyond the deadline.
Iran and the six powers are struggling to hammer out a deal which would on one side limit the country's nuclear activities as a trust building move, and on the other remove international sanctions on the Iranian economy.
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