Iran hopes to meet July 20 n-deal deadline

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Vienna: Iran still believes a comprehensive deal on the country’s nuclear programme could be reached by the July 20 deadline, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on July 15, even as US Secretary of State John Kerry said that sides participating in the talks will continue to work to bridge the remaining “real gaps” on some key issues.
Speaking to reporters in Coburg palace, Zarif, who is Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator, told reporters that his country was ready to address all the concerns of its nuclear programme, and his negotiation team would continue its work to bridge gaps remaining in the talks in the last few days.
He said he believed that the deal could still be reached by July 20, but “Iran’s choice” of the path forward should be respected, Xinhua reported.