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Iran wants good nuclear deal even if talks go beyond deadline

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The Iranian foreign minister, also the chief nuclear negotiator, said the country prefers a good deal even if it means going beyond the deadline for clinching a comprehensive nuclear agreement.

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"We have always tried to finish the job at the earliest possible opportunity. Of course, reaching a good and appropriate agreement is more important than a few days sooner or later," Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif told Press TV in Luxemburg.

As an indicator of a good deal for Iranians, any nuclear agreement should include lifting all sanctions simultaneously, which should start with the implementation of nuclear measures by Iran, said Zarif.

Although Iran has announced that the country's nuclear program is "peaceful" without any possible military dimension, Tehran has "made it clear to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that we are prepared to work with them, within the international law, to remove their concerns," he was quoted as saying.

Zarif arrived in Luxembourg on Monday to discuss Tehran's nuclear issue with EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and his British, German and French counterparts.


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