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Austria: Iran nuclear deal to be "finalised in the coming days," hopes Mogherini00:51

Austria: Iran nuclear deal to be "finalised in the coming days," hopes Mogherini

Austria, Vienna
June 28, 2015 at 05:47 GMT +00:00 · Published

The long debate regarding Iran's nuclear programme will reach a conclusion in the "coming days," according to the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, as she addressed the press following a day of P5+1 talks at the Palais Coburg Hotel in Vienna, Sunday.

Mogherini was optimistic that all sides are on the same page, declaring that the deal will "hopefully be completed by the deadline of June 30." If a deal is not reached the Italian made it clear that "postponement is not an option."

Vienna's Palais Coburg Hotel was the site of numerous meetings throughout Sunday. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and US Secretary of State John Kerry met for the fourth time over the last two days, whilst the Iranian also held separate bilateral meetings with Mogherini, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Deputy Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and British Foreign Secretary Phillip Hammond.

It has been reported that Zarif has flown back to Tehran to consult other officials and colleagues and will return to Austria early on Monday when talks will resume.

Austria: Iran nuclear deal to be "finalised in the coming days," hopes Mogherini00:51
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The long debate regarding Iran's nuclear programme will reach a conclusion in the "coming days," according to the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, as she addressed the press following a day of P5+1 talks at the Palais Coburg Hotel in Vienna, Sunday.

Mogherini was optimistic that all sides are on the same page, declaring that the deal will "hopefully be completed by the deadline of June 30." If a deal is not reached the Italian made it clear that "postponement is not an option."

Vienna's Palais Coburg Hotel was the site of numerous meetings throughout Sunday. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and US Secretary of State John Kerry met for the fourth time over the last two days, whilst the Iranian also held separate bilateral meetings with Mogherini, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Deputy Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and British Foreign Secretary Phillip Hammond.

It has been reported that Zarif has flown back to Tehran to consult other officials and colleagues and will return to Austria early on Monday when talks will resume.