Tehran, June 26 (RHC)-- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has reaffirmed that the Islamic Republic seeks a fair deal with the P5+1 countries, saying he will be going to the Austrian capital of Vienna – the venue of talks with the six countries – “to secure a fair and lasting deal.”
Zarif wrote in a post on his Twitter account that “Iranians want a dignified deal and reject excessive demands,” adding that he looking forward toward securing a deal in Vienna.
Iran and the P5+1 – the US, the UK, France, China and Russia plus Germany – are holding talks to finalize the text of a possible deal over the Islamic Republic’s civilian nuclear program. The two sides reached mutual understanding on the key parameters of the potential deal in the Swiss city of Lausanne on April 2nd.
Seyyed Abbas Araqchi, who is Iran’s deputy foreign minister for legal and international affairs and a negotiator at the talks, said earlier on Friday that Zarif will be joining the talks in Vienna on Saturday.
Iran and its six negotiating partners have set June 30 as a deadline for the completion of the possible deal.
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