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The will towards a FINAL settlement

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France hopeful Iran, P5+1 will reach final nuclear deal

By Presstv.com

France says it is optimistic that six world powers will reach a final agreement with Iran over Tehran’s nuclear program by the June 30 deadline.
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Asked by reporters on Monday whether or not he thinks a final nuclear deal could be reached, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius answered, “probably yes.”
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The French foreign minister added that an accord "must be perceived as sufficiently robust."
Russia and China, two other members of the P5+1 group of countries, have also expressed hope about a final deal.
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"We are hoping that a fully-fledged agreement, which will become an important landmark in the history of the nuclear non-proliferation regime, will be reached by the established deadline, June 30," Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said at a roundtable meeting in the Federation Council on Monday.
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He stressed the importance of recognizing Iran's right to use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes, including uranium enrichment under effective international control.
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"We will continue working to achieve a result," the Russian official said.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (1st L) and US Secretary of State John Kerry (1st R) meet in Geneva, Switzerland, on May 30, 2015. © AFP

China’s pledge of joint efforts on final nuclear deal
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China’s Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying on Monday said talks between Iran and the P5+1 countries are advancing with a generally positive momentum and expressed her country’s willingness to make joint efforts to reach the final agreement.
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Addressing a regular press conference, she added that all the negotiating sides are displaying strong political will to reach an early agreement and find solutions to focal issues.
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She added that both Iran and the six countries are speeding up the negotiations over the text of the final agreement, saying the talks have come to the final stage.
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“China hopes that all parties would cherish what has been achieved, accumulate more favorable conditions, remove all interference, make a prompt political decision and strive to reach the comprehensive agreement as scheduled,” Hua said.
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Iran and the P5+1 -- the United States, France, Britain, Russia and China -- are seeking to finalize a comprehensive deal on Iran’s nuclear issue before June 30. The two sides have been working on the text of the potential deal ever since they reached a mutual understanding on its parameters in the Swiss city of Lausanne on April 2.
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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and US Secretary of State John Kerry held talks in Geneva, Switzerland, on Saturday following a round of three-day Iran-P5+1 talks at the deputy level in the Austrian capital of Vienna.