Russia says nuclear talks between Iran and P5+1 are going ahead on the right track and that both sides have agreed on “some 95 percent” of a final deal.
“Some 95 percent of the deal is agreed,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told Bloomberg Television on the sidelines of the 69th annual session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Saturday.
The Russian top diplomat noted that the remaining five percent consists of “two or three very difficult issues” that are to be settled in the coming months.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif described the talks as “serious, intense and very frank.”
“Time is short, but issues are not that difficult to resolve,” Zarif told reporters in New York on Friday. “Everything is very far and very close, it depends on how you look at it and what time of the day you start looking at this question. We are still apart, there are still quite a bit of differences on all these issues.”