Vienna – Iran and the six major powers ended an “intensive” and “difficult” round of nuclear talks on Friday in Vienna without making any significant progress.
But a senior Iranian negotiator told reporters that the two sides are determined to continue the talks which are aimed at finding a final solution to a decade-old dispute over Tehran’s nuclear program.
“The talks were intensive, close, and difficult, the discussions were serious, and the atmosphere was more or less without tension, but there are wide differences,” Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said during a press briefing after the end of the Vienna talks.
“The discussions were good, but no significant progress was made,” he said, adding that lack of progress was natural because it was the first round of talks on drafting the text of the final deal.
In addition, he said that Iran and the 5+1 group (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany) will meet again in June to continue the negotiations.
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