Iran FM: Nuke Deal Possible by June 30 05/28 06:20
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Iran's foreign minister is holding out hope that a
"sustainable, mutually respectful" deal can be struck with world powers in
talks over his country's nuclear program before the current deadline of June 30.
Mohammad Javad Zarif says an agreement with negotiators from the U.S.,
Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany is possible provided "people have
their foot in reality, not in illusions."
But he warned that "excessive demands" would make an agreement hard to
envisage, even without a deadline. Zarif spoke after talks in Athens Thursday
with his Greek peer, Nikos Kotzias
The proposed deal would freeze Iran's nuclear program for a decade, in
return for sanctions relief. Iran insists its nuclear program is solely for
peaceful purposes, while the West fears it could allow it to build nuclear