Iranian FM Zarif hopes to 'finalize' nuclear deal with West this week

March 21, 2015 16:35

Iran's foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, said on Saturday that Islamic Republic negotiators are in the midst of "finalizing" the terms of a nuclear agreement with the P5+1 countries, with Wednesday appearing to be the target date for a deal.

Zarif posted a notice on his Facebook account on Saturday saying that while the latest round of negotiations was "hard," it was "useful and helpful."

The foreign minister said that Iranian negotiators would be working through the Persian new year holiday, pouring over details of what is expected to be an agreement with Western powers.

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