Iran en route to resolve nuclear deal dispute

Iran presents ‘constructive solutions’ to resolve dispute hindering signing of long awaited nuclear deal

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Updated Jul 28, 2015

A senior Iranian diplomat said on Wednesday that his country has presented "constructive solutions" to resolve disputes hindering nuclear talks with six world powers, the Iranian Students’ News Agency (ISNA) has reported.

"Iran has presented constructive solutions to overcome the remaining differences. We will not show flexibility regarding our red lines," the diplomat, who was not identified, told ISNA.

The deal between Iran and six world powers including Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the United States is still under intensive construction, and is aimed at monitoring Iran's most sensitive nuclear work for over 12 years in exchange for immediate relief for the country from economic sanctions that have long crippled its economy.

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has said that Iran needs to help build much needed trust regarding the monitoring and inspection of the nuclear programme, which is needed to ensure it complies with a nuclear agreement it is negotiating with six world powers.

"Trust has been destroyed on the part of Iran. For this reason, Iran above all has to now offer input to help build up trust," Steinmeier said in advance extracts of an interview with German broadcaster ARD on Tuesday.

"This means that we have to have monitoring possibilities available to have an overview as to whether Iran is fulfilling its obligations. We need to be sure that we have transparency concerning the promises Iran is making here."

The parties previously missed a June 30 deadline for a final agreement before setting a new deadline for this Tuesday.

Reports suggest a new deadline of July 10 will be imposed, according to Reuters. Talks have intensified since the original deadline was missed.

However, pivotal differences remain, including limits on nuclear research and development and guidelines for inspections as well as the speed of and limits to sanctions relief.

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