Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif voiced optimism after talks with European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton on Monday that a dispute over Tehran's nuclear program can be resolved by a November 24 deadline.

"I am quite optimistic after discussions with Lady Ashton that we can in fact resolve this issue in time," Zarif told reporters.

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"I hope with the readiness and political will that I see in all parties to this discussion to have a resolution within the next three months," he said.