Iran, 6 powers resume nuclear talks as June 30 deadline looms

June 4, 2015 13:55

ANKARA - Iran and six world powers resumed negotiations on its nuclear program on Thursday, the Iranian state news agency IRNA said, seeking to overcome remaining differences with a self-imposed June 30 deadline looming to end a 12-year standoff.

"We have a few weeks and hope to reach a final deal by the June 30 deadline or even sooner," IRNA quoted Iranian deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi as saying after his arrival in Vienna to resume the talks. "There has been progress but still we have a difficult way ahead of us."

"Inspection and access to non-nuclear and military sites will not be accepted by Iran. Controlled and managed access does not mean inspection," Araqchi said. "We are trying to set some rules for managed access to non-nuclear sites."

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