Tough Talks Ahead

 Tough Talks Ahead  Tough Talks Ahead

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said any final agreement between Iran and the major powers over Tehran's nuclear program requires tough decisions.     

Zarif on Wednesday expressed optimism about the talks with the powers on a final nuclear deal, but stressed it would require lots of work and intensive discussions.

“It’s going to be a very tough discussion because we have tough decisions that everybody needs to make in order to move this process forward,” he told Press TV correspondent a day before the start of a new round of talks over Iran’s nuclear work in New York.

He, however, said a final deal was possible if there was genuine will to reach an agreement.

“We believe it is possible. We believe that provided that everyone wants to reach a solution, that everybody wants to stick to the agreement that we had in Geneva in November of last year we can, in fact, reach an agreement but it’s going to require a lot of work, a lot of hard decisions,” he said.

Zarif said Iran has planned bilateral meetings with various members of the P5+1 (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany).

Iran and the major powers have been discussing ways to iron out their differences and work out a final deal that would end the dispute over Tehran's nuclear program.