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Final Iran nuclear deal not against Mideast states: Official

29 June 2015 7:40


A senior Iranian diplomat says a potential final nuclear deal between Tehran and the P5+1 group will not be against the interests of regional countries.

“A nuclear agreement between Iran and the six countries will not be against regional states, and we resolve issues in the region through the political means of negotiations,” Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, the deputy foreign minister for Arab and African affairs, said on Sunday.

Amir-Abdollahian said the talks between Iran and P5+1 group –the US, the UK, France, China and Russia plus Germany– revolved only around Tehran’s nuclear program, adding that the Islamic Republic’s cooperation and consultations with its neighbors covered all significant matters of mutual interest.

With just one day left until the self-imposed June 30 deadline expires, Iran and its negotiating sides are pressing ahead with their extensive talks to finalize the text of a possible deal on Tehran’s nuclear program.

On Sunday night, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif left the Austrian city of Vienna for Tehran to hold consultations at home. He is scheduled to return to Vienna on Tuesday. The talks are expected to be extended for a few days.

Iran and the P5+1 group seek to seal a comprehensive deal based on a mutual understanding on the key parameters agreed upon in the Swiss city of Lausanne on April 2.

Elsewhere in his remarks, Amir-Abdollahian said that Iran’s ties with its neighbors are based on mutual trust and good neighborliness, stressing that the Islamic Republic seriously pursues full and brotherly cooperation with neighboring countries.

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