Iran official bullish on nuclear deal

Feb 03, 2014, 11:11 AM EST
EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton (L) and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speak after a final press conference closing the third day of talks on Iran's nuclear programme, on November 10, 2013 in Geneva.
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Despite skepticism from Israel and some American lawmakers, Iran appears determined to move forward on finalizing the tentative nuclear deal reached with Western powers, the foreign minister saying over the weekend that there was a good chance to ink the thing within six months so long as the U.S. does not impose new sanctions in the meantime.

Background:

Iran foreign minister: nuke deal possible in 6 months [Reuters]

Serious about a deal [Washington Post]