Iran aiming for nuclear accord, says foreign minister

Outgoing European Union Council president Herman Van Rompuy (C), Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif (L) and EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton (R) meet on September 1, 2014 at the EU headquarters in BrusselsIranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said he had “good discussions” Monday with EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton and Tehran was committed to an accord over its contested nuclear programme. Iran wants progress on the issue, Zarif was cited as saying by the Belga state news agency after a meeting with Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders. He said he was “fairly optimistic” after talks earlier with Ashton that Iran and the five permanent UN Security Council members — Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States — plus Germany could reach a deal on Tehran’s nuclear programme by a November deadline.

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