Jul 22, 2014, 8:11 AM
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New Zealand foreign ministry welcomes progress in Iran-G5+1 talks

Tehran, July 22, IRNA – New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully voiced his satisfaction with the ongoing negotiations between Iran and Group 5+1 (the five permanent UN Security Council members plus Germany).

McCully also welcomed the extension of the talks for another four months and said that negotiations are the best way to resolve Iran's nuclear program.

New Zealand foreign minister said final comprehensive agreement will put an end to the international community's concerns over Iran's nuclear program which is beneficial to all.

McCully also called on Iran to make use of the remaining four months to quickly resolve the remaining issues with the six world powers (the US, Russia, China, France and Britain plus Germany).

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his deputies held talks with the world power in Vienna for 18 months.

Zarif and EU Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton announced that the negotiations in Vienna 6 has made tangible progress, but due to differences on some fundamental issues, the talks would be extended by November 24.