Oct 27, 2014, 6:52 PM
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Extension of nuclear talks not on the agenda: diplomat

Tehran, Oct 27, IRNA – A member of Iran's nuclear negotiating team with the western governments said on Monday that extension of the deadline already set to resolve the decade-long nuclear dispute is not on the agenda.

All the parties are focused on serious continuation of talks until November 24 (the deadline set for reaching a final deal), the Iranian diplomat told IRNA, speaking on condition of anonymity.

He refuted a report by Los Angles Times about possibility of the extension of the deadline.

On the upcoming meeting between Iranian foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, US Secretary of State John Kerry and EU Foreign Policy chief Catherine Ashton, the Iranian diplomat said the time and venue for these talks have not been set yet and they will be made public once determined.

Now, Iran and the P5+1 have to agree on the final deal in less than a month, by November 24.

Iran says will not extend the deadline and president Hassan Rouhani told the European diplomats in Tehran on Monday that it is likely to strike a comprehensive deal before the deadline if the Western governments show determination to do so.