Zarif Expresses Detrmination to End “Manufactured” Nuclear Crisis
Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zsrif said on Monday the Islamic Republic is determined to end the “manufactured crisis” over its nuclear program and drafting of a final deal with world powers.
“Drafting #IranDeal is moving forward. Hard work, and many brackets, remain. Determined to end this manufactured crisis & open new horizons,” Zarif tweeted.Iranian Foriegn Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif
The remarks, on Zarif’s official Twitter account come as experts from Iran and the six global powers are currently in New York to try to reach a draft agreement over Tehran’s nuclear program.
An earlier tweet by senior Iranian negotiator Abbas Araqchi described the drafting process as “difficult,” noting that there are many bracketed points of disagreement in the text.
Araqchi has expressed hope that the first draft would come out within the next few days.
Iran and the P5+1 group of countries – the United States, France, Britain, Russia, China, and Germany – reached a mutual understanding on Tehran’s nuclear program in the Swiss city of Lausanne on April 2.
Tehran and the six-party group have agreed to finalize a comprehensive deal by the end of June.