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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Iran says buying only deal that upholds red lines drawn by Supreme Leader.

Iran says buying only deal that upholds red lines drawn by Supreme Leader. (Taz).

The agreement to come out of the Iranian nuclear talks has to be a good one, says a senior Iranian negotiator.

A good deal is one which counts for the frameworks and red lines especially drawn by the Supreme Leader. Only in that case would we agree to an agreement,” said Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi.

We are not in a situation to say for sure whether an agreement will be made or not,” he said, pointing out that the talks have been extended for one week, Fars news agency reported July 1.

Everyone is busy working and all are intent on pushing things forward, but this does not mean that the teams, including us, would be ready for a deal at any cost.

The diplomat added that there still remain points to be agreed upon as well as texts to be written.
“However, if the deadline is failed, we have never been nor will be bound to time. What is important to us is to reach a deal that is in agreement with our deadlines,” he reiterated.

Iran and the P5+1(the US, UK, France, Russia, China, and Germany) reached framework nuclear deal in the Swiss city of Lausanne on April 2. The sides negotiated to reach a comprehensive nuclear deal by June 30, but they have decided to extend an interim nuclear agreement until July 7.

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on June 23 ruled out freezing sensitive nuclear work in the country for a long time and said sanctions imposed on it should be lifted as soon it reaches a final deal with the P5+1. He said that the period of implementation of nuclear agreement shouldn't be 10-12 years, but much shorter.

Khamenei also said that the economic sanctions should be eliminated and Iran will not allow foreigners to inspect its military bases or interview with officials in nuclear issue.

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