“Today is the final day of the sixth round of the negotiations. We spent days working on a tight schedule and did a very tough job and, now, we are in a position that almost all documents related to the agreement are ready. A number of contentious issues have been resolved and a number of others remain,” said Araqchi.
“I believe it is now time for by our counterparts [in the talks] to make their mind. We are very close to an agreement but filling in the gap is not an easy task. Tonight we return to the capitals [for consultations].”
The deputy foreign minister had earlier lashed out at the administration of Joe Biden for maintaining anti-Iran sanctions, imposed by his predecessor Donald Trump.
The issue has been a key bone of contention in the Vienna talks for revival of the Iran nuclear deal.