Iran's IAEA Envoy Optimistic about Nuclear Deal before June 30
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Reza Najafi expressed optimism about the possibility of a nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers before the end of this month.
"If ... our interlocutors ... commit to the agreed parameters, reaching an agreement by the end of June is achievable," he said.
Najafi made the remark while speaking to reporters on Thursday after a board meeting of the IAEA in Vienna, Reuters reported.
His comments came as high-ranking diplomats from Iran, the European Union and the US held a trilateral meeting in Vienna on Thursday as part of a fresh round of talks to draft the text of a final deal on Tehran's nuclear energy program.
Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, France, US, Britain, and Germany) have held several rounds of talks in recent months to hammer out a lasting nuclear accord.
On April 2, Iran and the sextet reached a framework nuclear agreement in Lausanne, Switzerland, with both sides committed to push for a final deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), until the end of June.