Iran: No Deal Made on Nuclear Issues
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian foreign ministry spokeswoman announced that no agreement has been made on the issues raised in the negotiations over Tehran's nuclear energy program.
"No agreement has been made over any of the issues discussed in the nuclear talks," Marziyeh Afkham reiterated.
She made the remarks in reference to a report published by The Associated Press.
The report quoted some diplomats as saying that Iran and the US have tentatively agreed on a formula that Washington hopes will reduce Tehran's ability to make what it called nuclear arms by committing it to ship to Russia much of the material needed for such weapons.
"Such politically-motivated media campaigns are aimed at damaging the atmosphere of the talks and complicating the settlement of the (nuclear) issue,” said Afkham.
According to the report, both sides in the talks are still arguing about how much of an enriched uranium stockpile to leave Iran.
But the diplomats said the newly created catalog lists shipping out much of the material as tentatively agreed upon.
Iran and the sextet wrapped up a week of intensive nuclear talks in Vienna on November 24 without reaching a long-awaited deal they were supposed to hammer out by the self-imposed November 24 deadline.
Their negotiations aim to hammer out a final agreement to end more than a decade of impasse over Tehran’s peaceful nuclear program.
The two sides concluded a round of deputy-level talks on Tehran’s peaceful nuclear program in Switzerland’s Geneva on December 17.
The Swiss city will reportedly once again host the next round of talks before January 20, 2015.