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US must change attitude in Iran nuclear talks: Larijani

ISNA - Iranian Students' News Agency

Sun 23 Nov 2014 - 08:17

TEHRAN (ISNA)- Iran's Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said the US should change its attitude toward the ongoing talks about Iran's nuclear program so that the negotiations could bear fruit.

Larijani told reporters upon arrival in Djibouti that the Iranian team is offering proposals that the other side should take into consideration so that the two sides could reach a successful deal.

Negotiations over Iran's nuclear program resumed for the fifth day in the Austrian capital, Vienna, on Saturday as a November 24 deadline to clinch a final accord is approaching.

On Saturday, US Secretary of State John Kerry said there were still serious gaps in talks over Iran's nuclear work.

Iran and the P5+1 group of world powers - the US, Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany – are negotiating to work out a final deal aimed at ending the longstanding standoff over the Islamic Republic's nuclear energy program.

Sources close to the Iranian negotiating team say the main stumbling block in the way of resolving the Western dispute over Iran's nuclear energy program remains to be the removal of all the bans imposed on the country, and not the number of centrifuges or the level of uranium enrichment.

Tehran wants the sanctions entirely lifted while Washington, under pressure from the pro-Israeli lobby, insists that at least the UN-imposed sanctions should remain in place.

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