The European Union extended until Monday a suspension on sanctions against Iran, in the second move this month to allow more time for talks in Vienna to achieve a nuclear deal, AFP reported.
A European Council statement said the extension would “allow more time for the ongoing negotiations to reach a long term solution to the Iranian nuclear issue.”
Britian, China, France, Germany, Russia, and the US have been negotiating with Iran over limiting the country’s controversial nuclear program in return of lifting of harmful international sanctions.
Both sides have said they want a deal but ongoing negotiations have moved disappointingly slowly.
Iran’s foreign minister Javad Zarif on Friday blamed his counterparts from the six world powers for deadlock in nuclear talks, saying their shifting stances have complicated the negotiations, news agency dpa reported.
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