Deputy Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran and high-ranking nuclear negotiator following the end of the 6th Vienna talks on the country’s nuclear program speaking in a press conference said "As the Foreign Minister also said we had 18 days packed with work whose goal was for us to reach agreement by July 20, which will be tomorrow; but there are much more severe disagreements and gaps on the subjects put to negotiation.”
Abbas Araqchi maintained "There was some progress in certain areas but not so in others. We started drafting which made good progress but regarding the content the disagreements remain.”
"65 percent of the text is written but the remaining contains the key issues which, speaking in terms of content, comprises about 80 percent of the text,” he said.
The senior nuclear negotiator further stated "since we did not manage to resolve disagreements within the negotiations, having in mind that our stances and theirs are so far from each other, the proposed approaches did not help solve the problems. But for there is a constructive atmosphere about the negotiations and there is will on all sides to reach a solution, it was agreed that under the current circumstances the talks should be continued.”
"Iran will change its 20-percent enriched uranium which has been formerly oxided into fuel for the Tehran reactor,” he said.
Araqchi also added that Iran will be receiving worth $2.8 billion of its formerly frozen assets in instalments as agreed in its initial nuclear deal.