As you know, we have never been so close to a deal. We still have some critical points that need to be solved, and we are working over the hours, over the weekend to bridge the gaps. I will not go into the details of the negotiations. It’s not the right time to do it. I hope we manage to do it in the coming days,” High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini told reports in Laussane, Switzerland on Saturday.
In the meantime, head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Aliakbar Salehi said the sides negotiating the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program have reached a significant common understanding on certain technical issues.
He added, however, that a couple of technical points are ‘clogged’ and need to be solved.
Also, Russian Deputy Foriegn Minister Sergei Ryabkov said nuclear negotiations are in progress strongly as negotiators are trying to reach a political agreement.
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said before his meeting with the Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif that the negotiations were in the "endgame.”
Iran and the six world powers have been in talks to resolve outstanding issues surrounding Tehran’s nuclear program to pave the way for striking an overarching deal on the country’s nuclear program as a deadline slated for July 1 draws closer.