VIENNA: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Monday that conditions were “already in place” for world powers and Iran to strike a nuclear deal in marathon talks.
“China believes that no agreement could be perfect and conditions are already in place for us to reach a good agreement,” he told reporters as he arrived for discussions in Vienna, speaking through an interpreter.
He said “new progress” had been made during intensive consultations in the Austrian capital in recent days, describing it as the “final stage” of the negotiations.
“Hence foreign ministers of the six countries are gathered once again in Vienna to bring the negotiation to its conclusion. We believe that there cannot and should not be further delay,” he added.
The six major powers — the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China — want Iran to scale down its atomic activities to ensure the Islamic republic cannot develop a nuclear bomb.
In return crippling sanctions will be lifted against Tehran, which denies it wants nuclear weapons.