Story by the Associated Press; curated by Oliver Darcy.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s foreign minister says his country doesn’t expect to cement a final deal in the coming round of nuclear talks with world powers.
Mohammad Javad Zarif spoke to reporters Sunday after meeting his Belarusian counterpart, Vladimir Makei, who is visiting Tehran.
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“We don’t expect to reach a deal in this round of talks … We have agreed to discuss a number of issues in this round,” Zarif said.
Zarif said Tehran and world powers will discuss “dimensions” of Iran’s nuclear activities like uranium enrichment, a heavy water reactor as well as sanctions in the Tuesday and Wednesday talks in Vienna.
Iran capped uranium enrichment after a deal in November, in return for easing sanctions by the West.
The West suspects Iran’s nuclear program has military dimension, a charge Tehran denies.