Iran says drafting final tough deal ‘tough process’

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javd Zarif

Press TV -(Tue Apr 8, 2014) Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says drafting a final nuclear deal with the six world powers will be a tough and slow process.

Zarif, who is in Vienna, made the remarks on his Facebook page on Tuesday after holding talks with representatives from the world powers – the United States, France, Britain, Russia, China and Germany.
“This round of talks is probably the last time [we] review important issues….,” the Iranian minister said.
“From the next round, we will start drafting a final agreement which will be a complicated, tough and slow process,” he added.
Zarif said he has set up a committee of prominent experts to help Iranian negotiators in drafting the final deal.
Tuesday’s talks were presided over by Zarif and EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, who heads the six countries in the nuclear discussions.
Iran and the six world powers reached an interim deal on November 24, 2013, in the Swiss city of Geneva. The deal took effect on January 20.
Under the Geneva deal, the six countries agreed to provide Iran with some sanctions relief in exchange for Iran agreeing to limit certain aspects of its nuclear activities during a six-month period. It was also agreed that no nuclear-related sanctions would be imposed on the Islamic Republic within the same time frame.

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