Iran, P5+1 reach "general and common agreement" in nuke talks
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 23
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says that during the nuclear talks with P5+1 group, a "general and common agreement" has been reached, but there are still some disputes on details.
He said that reaching the final agreement is possible, IRNA reported on Nov.23.
At the same time, the director general for political and international security affairs of Iran's Foreign Ministry Hamid Baeidinejad who has been discussing Iran's nuclear issue with the P5+1 group since Oct. 22 in Vienna, told IRNA that the latest round of nuclear talks were "positive".
Iran and P5+1 (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council comprising of China, France, Russia, Britain, the US Plus Germany) sealed an interim deal in Geneva on November 24,2013 to pave the way for the full resolution of the West's decade-old dispute with Iran over the country's nuclear energy program.
The Geneva deal took effect on January 20 and expired on July 20. However the two sides agreed to extend their talks for four months till Nov. 24 to reach a permanent deal on Iran's disputed nuclear program.
In exchange for Iran agreeing to limit certain aspects of its nuclear activities, the US and its allies agreed to lift some of the existing sanctions against Tehran.