Kerry warns no deal yet with Iran as FMs bolster talks

Kerry warns no deal yet with Iran as FMs bolster talks
# 09 November 2013 00:34 (UTC +04:00)

Baku-APA. Geneva (AFP) - US Secretary of State John Kerry cautioned Friday there was no deal yet with Iran over its nuclear programme, as he and Western counterparts joined Geneva talks in a bid to clinch a landmark agreement, APA reports quoting AFP.

Kerry cut short a Middle East tour to join the negotiations. The foreign ministers of Britain, France and Germany also flew in to take part, lifting the status of the talks between six world powers and Iran.

"There is not an agreement at this point," Kerry told reporters on arrival, adding: "There are still some very important issues on the table that are unresolved."

"It is important for those to be properly, thoroughly addressed," he said, adding though that world powers were "working hard" to reach an agreement.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said he believes a preliminary deal could be struck during this round in Geneva. The talks, which started Thursday, were meant to end late Friday but it now looked likely they would be extended into Saturday.

If some sort of agreement is reached, it would be a breakthrough after a decade of negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 group comprising the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China.

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