VIENNA (Reuters) – Fundamental differences remain between the six world powers and Iran in negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program, British Foreign Minister William Hague told an Austrian newspaper.
In an interview conducted by the Wiener Zeitung via email on Wednesday and published on Thursday, Hague said a deal was far from certain but that all possibilities should be exhausted in a final round of talks now taking place in Vienna.
Iran and the powers – the United States, France, Germany, Britain, Russia and China – aim to reach a long-term deal to end the decade-old standoff by a self-imposed July 20 deadline. Some diplomats and analysts believe an extension may be needed in view of the still-wide gaps in negotiating positions.
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