The meeting of foreign ministers of six world powers with Iran began for the first time since months in the Swiss city of Lausanne to discuss the remaining issues in negotiations aimed at reaching a final deal over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program, Al-Manar correspondent reported.
The correspondent unveiled some information on a US rush to reach an understanding in this regard before the beginning of the month of April, the date of Congress session, thus pushing toward completion of the deal, saying that if you [Iran] do not reach a deal with us we’ve got the Congress session in April and we cannot guarantee what we agreed upon now.
Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov, according to our correspondent, will leave the negotiations at 3:00 PM, according to the local time in Switzerland, whether an agreement was reached or not. He also informed the other five states that he will not be waiting for them endlessly. Exclusive information talked about the possibility of his return Wednesday if the parties reach a solution.
On Monday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif sat down with US Secretary of State John Kerry, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond and High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini.
The final stage of the talks in Lausanne is expected to continue until Tuesday, March 31, which was set as a deadline for reaching mutual understanding in the Iran-P5+1 negotiations.