Russia’s Lavrov says ‘very good chance’ of Iran nuclear deal

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Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov attends a meeting with Egyptian officials at El-Thadiya presidential palace in Cairo, November 14, 2013. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Saturday that Iran nuclear talks had eliminated the fundamental areas of disagreement and there was a real chance of reaching a deal next week.

A Russian foreign ministry source said Tuesday that the failure to agree a historic deal at the talks in Geneva that ended on Sunday was “not the fault of the Iranians”.

This year’s election of new Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, seen as a moderate, has given fresh impetus to the negotiations which had faltered in recent years.

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(The Daily Star :: Lebanon News ::

Categories: Asia, Iran, Russia

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