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N-deal possible in days if political will exists: Araqchi

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Vienna, Nov 25, IRNA -- Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi referred to the seven-day nuclear talks as good stressing that comprehensive agreement with G5+1 can be reached within days if there is necessary political will.

The senior member of Irans nuclear negotiating team in Vienna told Iranian reporters Tuesday morning that he is optimistic about reaching a conclusion if the nuclear talks continue, adding, that is why all negotiating parties decided to extend the talks.

After seven days of intensive talks with the Group 5+1 member states, Irans Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and the EU nuclear coordinator Catherine Ashton announced in a joint statement in Vienna Monday night that the nuclear negotiating parties have extended the talks till July 1, 2015.

The seven-month time is only set to give the two sides enough time but through a collective consensus it is possible to reach a comprehensive agreement within coming weeks. Therefore, the negotiating parties would immediately resume their talks soon until they get to a conclusion, Araqchi added.

He said that no decision has been made yet about the level of the next round of talks which is to be held in December.

All parties are determined to reach a final deal within the next four months, he further announced.

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