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Iran's Foreign Ministry rejects reports on nuclear deal with US

ISNA - Iranian Students' News Agency

Sat 3 Jan 2015 - 11:29

TEHRAN (ISNA)- Iranian Foreign Ministry rejected AP report that Iran and the US have reached an agreement on nuclear issue.

'No agreement has been made yet on any of the issues discussed in the negotiations,' said Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham.

She described the 'media smear campaign' as 'politically-tainted move' which is seeking to damage the climate of talks between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany and make settlement of the issue more complicated.

The reaction came after The Associated Press quoted two unnamed diplomats as claiming that "negotiators at the December round of nuclear talks drew up for the first time a catalog outlining areas of potential accord and differing approaches to remaining disputes."

The diplomats added that "both sides in the talks are still arguing about how much of an enriched uranium stockpile to leave Iran."

The next round of nuclear talks between Tehran and the P5+1 group will be held at the deputy level on Monday.

Iran and the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council -- Russia, China, France, Britain and the United States -- plus Germany wrapped up talks on Iran's nuclear energy program in the Swiss city of Geneva on Wednesday.

The three-day discussions were organized three weeks after Tehran and the six countries failed to reach a final agreement by a November 24 deadline.

Despite making progress, Iran and the six countries failed to clinch a final nuclear deal during their previous talks in the Austrian capital of Vienna.

However, Tehran and the P5+1 agreed to extend their discussions for seven more months until July 1, 2015. They also agreed that the interim deal they had signed in Geneva last November remain in place during the negotiations.

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