France is still hoping that a nuclear deal can be reached within the next 72 hours, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius told the press in Vienna on Sunday, IRNA reported.
These talks began 12 years ago and they have to come to a conclusion over the next 72 hours, he said. What matters right now at the negotiation table is whether the Iranians are willing to accept a clear agreement about issues that have yet to be verified, he said.
"I hope we can have a deal which fosters peace and security, however everything has to be verified, the minister added.
France is reportedly viewed as the most hardline member of the six world powers that are negotiating a potentially historic nuclear deal with Tehran over its nuclear program.