No sign of progress in talks: Araghchi

TEHRAN, Jan. 30 (MNA) – Deputy FM said both sides are strict enough and there is a will to reach an agreement, but it is still a rough decision.

Seyed Abbas Araghchi, after having quadrilateral negotiations with three European countries in Turkey, said "as negotiating countries do not hold a joint stance, reaching a deal is very difficult and needs time. Details also are a matter of disagreement.”

Describing the talks as a marathon, he added “we have positive negotiations, but still we cannot say we have progressed. However, I believe it is soon to judge the result.”

While deeming the talks as serious and strict, Araghchi asserted that a political will and realism is needed to remove the differences. “The other side possesses the will to reach the agreement, however, making the decision is very difficult,” he added.

The official, stressing that reaching a deal is not out of expectation if the sides hold political realism and will, said: “There are many obstacles and problems on the way and all should try to resolve them.”

“The nature of talks and the diversity of issues makes the process difficult and time-consuming and we cannot say new progress have been achieved,” concluded he and expressed hope for reaching an agreement by March.



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