Iran nuclear talks grinding to a standstill

(VOVworld) – Talks between the foreign ministers of Iran and European powers made little progress on Monday, given that the end-of-March deadline for a framework agreement on Iran’s nuclear program is closing in.

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From left, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, European Union High Representative Federica Mogherini, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, and British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond stand for a group photo prior to a meeting in Brussels on March 16, 2015. (Photo: AFP)

After talks in Brussels with French, German and Iranian foreign ministers and EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said that the talks had make progress but “there is a long way to go.”
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said that France wanted a solid deal, saying that he hoped the foreign ministers would be able to resolve their disagreements in the next few days.
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said that all sides were aware how important it was to seal a good deal and that it was not clear whether “a technical solution” to fill the remaining gaps can be found. Senior officials from the world powers will continue negotiations with Iran in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Wednesday.

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