Sun Nov 24, 2013 2:11AM GMT
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Iran and the world powers have finally agreed on a long-awaited deal on Tehran’s nuclear energy program, after days of intense talks in Geneva.
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton’s spokesman, Michael Mann, also announced a nuclear agreement with Iran.
The deal was announced on Sunday morning after the intense nuclear talks between Tehran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council — Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States — plus Germany, originally scheduled to end on Friday, entered into the fifth day.
Late on Saturday, Iran’s top nuclear negotiator, Deputy Foreign Minister Seyyed Abbas Araqchi, stressed that Tehran would not at any rate compromise on its right to enrich uranium.