Jul 12, 2014, 1:22 PM
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AEOI chief: Iran, G5+1 talks difficult

Tehran, July 12, IRNA - Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi on Saturday said the ongoing Iran-G5+1 talks in Vienna were "difficult".

Talking to reporters, he noted that the Islamic Republic is doing its best and has adopted a logical approach in reaching a comprehensive nuclear agreement with G5+1 in the ongoing talks in Vienna.

Iran and G5+1 are facing some difficulties in reaching an agreement, Salehi said. Tehran has shown necessary flexibility, he noted, adding, "If the negotiations fail the other party would be responsible."

Iran and its negotiating partners have been discussing ways to iron out differences and achieve a final deal that would end the decade-old dispute over Tehran’s civilian nuclear activities.

On July 3, 2014, the two sides formally kicked off their sixth round of closed-door nuclear discussions in Vienna in an effort to reach a comprehensive accord as the July 20 deadline draws near.

Iran and P5+1 sealed an interim deal in Geneva, Switzerland, last November. The accord took effect in January and expires on July 20, but the deadline can be extended depending on an agreement by all parties involved in the talks.