Iranian president says nuclear talks enter crucial phase
Baku, Azerbaijan, July 10
By Fatih Karimov - Trend:
Nuclear talks between Iran and the P5+1( the United States, Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany) have reached a crucial level, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said.
"Everything which would be blissful for the Iranian nation will take place," Rouhani said, the official website of the Iranian president reported July 10.
He made the remarks upon arrival at Tehran's Mehrabad airport after participating in the 7th BRICS Summit, which was held on 8-9 July in the Russian city of Ufa.
The BRICS - or Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, are the world's emerging economies.
Rouhani said that on the sidelines of the summit, he discussed the latest developments with heads of states of Russia and China.
He also said that an era of threats and sanctions is over and that Tehran is ready for further ties with world's emerging economic powers.
Iran and the P5+1 countries have been engaged in talks in Vienna towards reaching a landmark agreement over Tehran's nuclear program.
The negotiating sides missed an initial deadline of June 30 and all parties agreed on a new July 7 deadline. However, negotiations will continue for a couple of more days as some issues remain unresolved.