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Iran’s N. Chief Optimistic about Attainment of Final Deal with World Powers before Deadline

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Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi voiced satisfaction in the progressive trend of the nuclear talks between Tehran and the six major world powers, saying the negotiations’ atmosphere is promising and cutting a final deal before the November 24 is possible.

“The negotiations between Iran and Group 5+1 (the five permanent UN Security Council members plus Germany) will make positive results and its prospect is bright,” Salehi said on Thursday.

He noted that Iran is a powerful country in the world and other world powers have no choice but to deal with Tehran in an absolutely reciprocal way.

Iran and the six major world powers ended their 8th round of nuclear negotiations in Vienna on Thursday.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and EU Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton presided over the 8th round of the talks between Tehran and the G5+1 in the Austrian capital.

The 7th round of talks between Iran and the Group 5+1 was held in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly meeting last month.

The two sides held six rounds of negotiations in Vienna to reach a comprehensive deal after they inked an interim agreement in Geneva on November 24.

The Geneva agreement took effect on January 20 and expired six months later on July 20. In July, Tehran and the six countries agreed to extend negotiations until November 24 after they failed to reach an agreement on a number of key issues.

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