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Chinese envoy urges compromise on Iran’s nuclear talks
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TEHRAN – The Chinese envoy to the Iranian nuclear talks said on Tuesday that a compromise is crucial for a final deal by the July 20 deadline.
 
Wang Qun, China's envoy to the talks and director-general of the Department of Arms Control of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China, told reporters a compromise is crucial and Iran's uranium capacity would be the core issue in the talks, Xinhua reported.
 
Iran and the so-called P5+1 group, five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council plus Germany, are engaging in the fifth round of nuclear negotiations in the Austrian city of Vienna.
 
"There are winners and losers in football matches. For negotiations, compromises and win-win situations are more important," Wang said, adding political courage and decisiveness are needed for "scoring a goal" when necessary, if all sides are to strike a comprehensive deal by the deadline.
 
When asked about Iran's redesigning of the Arak nuclear reactor which would lower the plutonium output, Wang said the modification shows Iran's good faith in resolving the issue.
 
Tehran and the six major countries are striving to make a comprehensive deal by July 20, the deadline of the Geneva agreement, to end the decade-old dispute over Tehran's nuclear program.
 
There are still big gaps in the talks concerning Iran's nuclear fuel production capacity. Iran wants to develop its uranium enrichment capability to fuel more nuclear plants to generate electricity in the future. 
 
Iran had held bilateral meetings with the United States, France, Russia and Germany before the Vienna talks.
 
MT/PA

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