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FM urges no further delay of Iran nuclear talks

Updated: Jul 14,2015 7:37 AM     Xinhua

Foreign Minister Wang Yi speaks to journalists in front of the Palais Coburg hotel, the venue for nuclear talks in Vienna, Austria, July 13, 2015. [Photo/Xinhua]

VIENNA — Foreign Minster Wang Yi on July 13 called on related parties to end the marathon negotiations on an Iranian nuclear deal, saying conditions are ripe for a good deal and that an agreement could be reached anytime in Vienna.

“China believes no agreement could be perfect,......Conditions are already in place for us to reach a good agreement,” Wang told reporters. “We believe that there can not and should not be a further delay of the negotiations.”

Wang has met with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and is meeting with other foreign ministers from the “P5 Plus 1” group, or five permanent members of the UN Security Council — Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States — plus Germany, excluding British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, who will arrive later in the day.

After more than two weeks of bargaining in Vienna, Iran and the six major world powers are heading toward a deal to terminate the decade-old standoff over Iran’s nuclear program.

The talks have missed the previous deadlines of June 30 and July 7, and may also miss the July 13 deadline if some tough issues remain unresolved.