Iranian Foreign Minister: we are closer to a solution
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said after talks with US Secretary of State John Kerry on the Iranian nuclear program in Lausanne that the sides have come closer to solving a number of issues, but there are still differences.
"On some issues we are closer to a solution and based on this we can say solutions are within reach. At the same time, we are apart on some issues," RIA Novosti cited him as saying.
The head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, Ali Akbar Salehi, described these negotiations as "progressive." "I feel we have been able to achieve some progress with every meeting we hold and this by itself is a positive sign," Iranian news agency Mehr cited him.
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi previously said that Tehran hopes to resolve the main divisions with the United States at the next round of nuclear talks. He noted that the parties "have made some progress in recent rounds of negotiations."