Time for Other Side to Take "Final Steps" in Nuclear Talks: Iran's President

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran has already shown flexibility in nuclear talks with six world powers, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said, urging the other parties to push for a long-awaited agreement by taking the final steps.

Time for Other Side to Take "Final Steps" in Nuclear Talks: Iran's President

"We have reached sensitive days (in the nuclear negotiations). Iran has shown enough flexibility in the talks and it's now the other side's turn to take the final steps," Rouhani said in a telephone conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday night.

Rouhani also reiterated that a final accord should have the anti-Iran sanctions lifted, and noted that the main purpose of the deal would be establishing trust between the two sides. 

"We have always sought a win-win agreement that would be in the interests of all," the president added.

The German chancellor, for her part, voiced Berlin's support for the nuclear negotiations, and emphasized that the anti-Iran sanctions should be removed.

The telephone conversation came against the backdrop of intensive nuclear talks between Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany).

Ranking diplomats from Iran and the six nations launched a decisive round of diplomacy in the Swiss city of Lausanne on Thursday in an effort to overcome differences in the course of reaching a comprehensive agreement that would end more than a decade of impasse over Tehran's peaceful nuclear program.

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